That Sharda Saini's house has been robbed thrice is alarming enough. What makes her case shocking is that she is a head constable with the Delhi Police and lives in a police colony.
On Wednesday afternoon, Saini, who is posted with the Licensing Department, got a call from her neighbours that something was amiss at her staff quarters at Andrews Ganj in South Delhi.
Saini, a widow, lives with her 27-year-old mentally challenged son.
“My neighbours called me up to say that some people were loading up my gas stove, television and other items in an autorickshaw. I was alarmed as my son was alone at home. I rushed back and found my house had been cleaned of everything valuable,” said Saini.
She called the PCR at around 12:30 pm. An FIR for burglary was registered at the Hauz Khas Police Station. A policewoman herself, she said the police were not doing enough to help her.
“It is a case of robbery. My son told me that he was threatened at knifepoint if he made any noise. But the police have registered just a case of burglary. Someone is targeting my house again and again.”
The last two times her house was burgled in a matter of fortnight. “The first incident of burglary took place on October 7 last year and the next on October 21. Then too the thieves took away my television. This time around also they have got away with it. All my wedding jewellery, everything I owned is gone. I do not even have a gas stove to cook dinner tonight. I do not even know whom to turn to,” said Saini.
The police, however, say they taken fingerprints and other evidence from the area and are looking into the matter.