Woman returning home after b’day dinner targeted
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.