After a woman sub-inspector of the Delhi police lost her purse to women thieves in a moving bus, her exasperated husband decided to catch the thieves himself.
He travelled in the same bus on the same route between Gole Market and Lajpat Nagar many times for two consecutive days.
His efforts paid off and he exposed the thieves when they were trying to steal another woman’s purse on the same bus on Sunday. He raised an alarm and asked the driver to close both the doors of the bus so that nobody could get out. He then caught the thieves and called the police.
A police team arrived there and searched the three women from whose possession the woman passenger’s purse was recovered. The three were taken into custody and later booked on charges of theft. They have been identified as Rajjo, Maya and Indu.
As per a police officer, the woman sub-inspector Mahinder Kaur is posted with special police unit for women and children in south Delhi’s Nanakpura. On April 2, Kaur had gone to Gole Market for some work. She boarded a DTC bus on route number 410 to reach her home in Jal Vihar near Lajpat Nagar.
“She had kept a small purse with Rs. 8,000 in her handbag. Three women boarded the bus at Nehru Nagar bus stop and stood next to her. Kaur de-boarded the bus at the Lajpat Nagar and went home without even realising her purse was gone,” said the officer.
Soon after she reached home, she received a call from her office saying that her purse was found by a car driver. She then realised that her purse was missing. Later, she met the caller Chandra Mohan and collected her purse but the money was missing. When Kaur’s husband learnt about the entire incident, he decided to catch the robbers.