Wo­man re­turn­ing home af­ter b’day din­ner tar­geted

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - Times City - TIMES NEWS NET­WORK

New Delhi: In yet an­other in­ci­dent re­ported from Kailash Colony area, a 24-year-old wo­man’s bag was snatched from her lap while she was trav­el­ling in an au­torick­shaw. The vic­tim was re­turn­ing home late on Fri­day night af­ter cel­e­brat­ing her birth­day with her friends when the in­ci­dent oc­curred.

The vic­tim Eva Thakur told TOI: “I had gone to Nehru Place for din­ner. I took an au­torick­shaw and was re­turn­ing home in East of Kailash with my friend. Around 12:30am when I reached the Kailash Colony metro sta­tion, two per­sons on a mo­tor­cy­cle came close to my au­torick­shaw and snatched my bag which was on my lap.” Her bag con­tained some cash, bank cards, iden­tity cards, spec­ta­cles, sun­glasses and her ear­phones.

She added that the mo­tor­cy­cle did not have a num­ber plate, and the pil­lion rider who snatched her bag had his face cov­ered with a hand­ker­chief. “We stopped the au­torick­shaw and called up the po­lice, but no one came for 20-25 min­utes. Since it was al­most 1am, we de­cided to go back home,” she added.

The po­lice of­fi­cials later called her around 1:30am, ask­ing her to iden­tify the lo­ca­tion where the crime took place. Eva along with her brother and her friend went back to the spot. “I was then sent to Amar Colony po­lice sta­tion where a wo­man of­fi­cer even asked me what was I do­ing out so late in the night.”

De­spite the vic­tim reach­ing po­lice sta­tion to reg­is­ter her griev­ance, an e-FIR un­der Sec­tion 379 (pun­ish­ment for theft) of the IPC was reg­is­tered.

Chin­moy Biswal, deputy com­mis­sioner of po­lice, South-East, said: “Sec­tion 356 (as­sault or crim­i­nal force in at­tempt to com­mit theft) has now been added. Ef­forts are on to re­cover the stolen ar­ti­cles.”

The area DCP has been asked to en­sure that the ad­di­tional DCP of the district him­self pa­trols the area in the morn­ing and late evening hours.

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