PM’s niece case: Snatchers in their teens
Damayantiben, her husband,Vikas, and their two children had reached the Old Delhi railway station from Amritsar around 7am and were to leave for Ahmedabad on an afternoon flight. They had booked a room at the guesthouse. The auto-rickshaw had dropped the family outside the guesthouse around 7.15am.
Damayantiben said that Vikas and the children were helping with the luggage and she was paying the fare to the auto driver when she was caught unawares. In her statement, she said that two youths suddenly drove towards them from the Raj Niwas side in the wrong carriageway at a high speed and slowed down near the auto-rickshaw. The pillion rider bent forward and snatched her bag from the seat. Raj Niwas Marg. Outside Shree Delhi Gujarati Samaj guesthouse
While they are offloading their luggage, two men
“They zipped past before I could even react. They seemed to be in their teens. I do not recall whether they were wearing a helmet but the pillion rider was lanky while the guy driving the bike was short,” she told TOI.
The youths drove towards Sham Nath Marg and disappeared. Modi and her husband called out for help but there was no one in the vicinity who could give a chase. The footage shows the youths driving zig-zag through the road.
Damayantiben managed to contact the cops with help from the guesthouse after which her statement was recorded at the Civil Lines police station. “We have registered a case of snatching and have identified a few people, including some local criminals. We hope to crack the case soon,” said Delhi Police spokesperson Mandeep Singh Randhawa.