Coimbatore: In a robbery attempt, unidentified people stabbed a salesman of a Tasmac outlet on Idikarai Road on the outskirts of the city in the early hours of Sunday and made away with his handbag and mobile phone.
The Saravanampatti police said the incident occurred when 44-year-old V Chidambaram, a resident of Kasthuribai Street at Ganapathy in the city, was returning home after work. A native of Pudukkottai, he was employed with a Tasmac outlet at Idikarai. “On Saturday night, he locked the outlet and was heading to his rental house on his bike. A three-member gang followed him on a motorcycle and waylaid him. They stabbed him on his back, snatched his handbag and mobile phone, and sped away. Later, other motorists admitted him to a private hospital in the city,” a police officer said.
The Saravanampatti police registered a case under Section 397 (robbery or dacoity with attempt to cause death or grievous hurt) of the Indian Penal Code. “Chidambaram’s condition is stable.

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