Mumbai: Taxi driver attacked by robber at Wadala

The Matunga Police are in search of an unknown accused who stabbed a taxi driver in an attempt to rob his mobile phone. A police team investigating the case scrutinized the CCTV footage, which captured the incident .

Matunga Police officials informed that the taxi driver, identified as Mohammed Irfan Ali, 24, said that he had taken a fare from Sion railway station on Friday at around 1:15am. "The accused asked Irfan to drop him near SIWS college in Wadala (West). Near the drop location at around 1.26 am, the accused got down from the back door and stood next to the driver's door. The accused asked for Irfan's mobile phone, which he refused. The accused was then seen removing a knife from his back packet and stabbing Irfan. Irfan in panic pushed the door and ran out. He was seen sitting at some distance holding his injuries," said a police officer.

The police said Irfan had suffered injuries near and below his chest, as the footage itself shows how brutal the attack was. "Irfan was shifted to Sion hospital with the help of a watchman and police, who reached the spot. He is stable and undergoing treatment," added the police officer.

The Matunga Police have registered a case under section 307 (attempt to murder) and 394 (voluntarily causing hurt in committing robbery) of the Indian Penal Code. "We have registered a case. On the basis of an image from the CCTV footage, we have started our investigation to trace the accused. We suspect the accused was planning to commit the theft. So he brought the taxi driver to the location, which is isolated at night," the officer further said.

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