Robbed, Mum woman made to wait 3.5hrs for complaint
Mumbai: A TV show scriptwriter complained on social media about a three-and-ahalf hour ordeal she was put through at a suburban police station after her handbag was robbed on a street during Diwali. Prakriti Mukherjee tweeted about waiting at Dindoshi police station in Mumbai from 1am till police found that the crime was not committed in their jurisdiction. She was directed to Goregaon (W) police station, where an FIR was registered. Search is on for the culprits, police said.
Mukherjee and her sister were out for a Diwali party on the night of October 8. Around midnight, the two boarded an auto for home when a bike with two men rammed into the auto and snatched Mukherjee’s handbag after a brief struggle.
Her new iPhone XS, worth more than Rs 1 lakh, was inside the bag. At 1am, she reached Dindoshi police station with her father and sister. The sub-inspector asked her what time she left home for the party. “When I said I had left home at 10pm, he asked what was the party about, and why were we travelling by ourselves,” she tweeted. When Mukherjee said it was a Diwali party, he wrote that she was visiting a relative. “I was further judged on why my phone and bag were expensive, why was I roaming about at night with such expensive things that are easy to steal, what time did I leave the party,” she tweeted.
Police showed her CCTV footage of the location where the theft occurred. After a glimpse of a chase between the auto and robbers, police declared that the crime had not occurred in their jurisdiction. Prakriti went to Goregaon (W) police station at 4.45am and an FIR was lodged.
A Dindoshi police officer said the police station was crowded, with drunk revellers being rounded up, which could have led to a delay in attending to Mukherjee.