Panipat, Dec 14 (UNI) A three-year-boy had a lucky escape after he was thrown from a three-storey building by an armed criminal last night.
The boy, Mayank was admitted in a private hospital and reported to be out of danger.
The criminal after looting gold ornaments of around 35 Tolas and throwing down the child, managed to escape under the cover of darkness.
According to information, an unidentified person knocked at the door of a house in local Aggarwal colony last evening and as soon as Ruchi, the house wife opened the door, held her captive at knife point.
The man, after looting about 35 Tolas of ornaments, took the three-year-old son to the third floor threatening that if she raised an alarm, he will throw the boy down.
However, when Ruchi raised an alarm, the criminal jumped over to the adjacent building, threw the boy from the third-storey and escaped.
Luckily, the boy fell upon some bags filled with rags and escaped with some injuries.
As Ruchi fainted after the incident, it took some time for the neighbourers to know the incident and inform the police.
The police have registered a case and had called in dog squad and finger prints experts to nab the culprit.