Robbed, Mum woman made to wait 3.5hrs for com­plaint

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - TIMES NATION - Ni­tasha.Natu@ times­

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.

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