Siblings track snatchers to their hideout 2 Of 3 Gang Members Arrested
New Delhi: Snatching mobile phone from a brave and smart woman proved dear to this gang of three members. On Wednesday, snatchers were at their hideout near Jaitpur. They had no inkling that the woman they had targeted in south Delhi a few minutes ago would land up at their doorstep and put up a tough fight. Two of them were subsequently nabbed by the police.
Chanda Kumar (28), a teacher at a school for the specially abled, used the tracker software installed in her brother’s phone to trace the location of the accused. The siblings reached the hideout and confronted them. When they tried to flee, she chased them and managed to nab one of them identified as Nitin. Her brother, meanwhile, informed the police. It was later found that Nitin was involved in more than a dozen of cases of robbery and snatching. He was on the run for sometime, and would target people in Defence Colony and Lajpat Nagar.
Earlier, the bike-borne snatchers waylaid Chanda on the Okhla Barage Road while she was on her way home on her scooter. They snatched her bag containing cash and mobile phone and fled towards Noida. Chanda, however, managed to gather herself and borrowed a phone from a passerby to inform her brother Prabhat
BRAVE ACTS: Ranjan about the incident. The siblings traced the phone’s location and reached Khadda Colony where they found Nitin and two more men along with their bike. “On seeing us, they started running. I managed to chase and catch hold of Nitin. My phone and some documents fell out of his pocket. My brother informed the cops who arrived within a few minutes. The man was handed over to them,” said Chanda.
During interrogation, Nitin said that he was a resident of Lajpat Nagar and had taken to snatching for quick money. “We nabbed one of his associates from Faridabad, and have launched a manhunt to nab the third accused,” said Chinmoy Biswal, DCP, south-east.
Cops have, meanwhile, awarded Chanda and Ranjan with a certificate and Rs 2,500 each. Chanda has also been asked to attend the selfdefence programmes and motivate others.
Chanda and Ranjan were awarded with a certificate and 2,500 each