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Woman robbed, police probing lapse

india Updated: Jan 21, 2007 03:01 IST

A WOMAN was allegedly robbed by unidentified motorcycle-borne youths in broad daylight but the TT Nagar police did not register a case of robbery on the complaint.

The youths had hit the middle-aged woman in the head with a sharp-edged weapon and fled with her handbag. However, the police registered it as just a case of voluntarily causing hurt.

Now an inquiry has been ordered as to why no robbery case was registered. The incident occurred on Friday. The complainant, Sandhya Pathak, 45, a resident of Misrod, works at a PWD office near Jawahar Chowk.

After alighting from the bus, she was walking towards her office when two unidentified youths riding a black motorcycle came from behind. One of them hit her in the head and the other snatched her bag containing some cash, cheques-books and other goods. The duo fled the spot in a jiffy.

The victim fell unconscious. Later, when she gained consciousness, Pathak reached the police station and lodged a complaint. Surprisingly, the case of loot was not registered and the policeman on duty registered a case under sections 323, 341 and 506 of the IPC.

Apparently, the section 392 (robbery) was not registered as it is deemed a heinous crime and the official wanted to hush the matter up. However, today senior officials came to know about the incident. Subsequently an inquiry has been ordered.