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April’s 20-day nightmare: Rise in crime rattles Ludhiana

punjab Updated: Apr 28, 2016 17:42 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times
Ludhiana

Not only the colonies, but the posh areas in the city are also not safe for women.(HT Photo)

The city has been rattled by increasing number of incidents of snatchings, robberies, murders and rapes in the past few days, with the police failing to take stock of the situation.

The brutal rape and murder of a 26-year-old married woman in EWS Colony on Tuesday night has sent shock waves across the city. The incident has once again raised a question on women’s safety in the city.

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The victim’s inconsolable father stated that he, along with his wife, had gone to attend a wedding at Jugiana on Monday and his daughter was at home with her two brothers when the incident happened.

He stated that his daughter was residing with them for the past three years following a dispute with her husband.

“I had never imagined my daughter will be subjected to this fate. The number of crime incidents has increased in our colony lately, but the police have turned a blind eye,” said her father.

In the same colony, a nine-year-old girl was raped by her neighbour on April 6.

The Ludhiana police have been making tall claims of strict patrolling in the slums and colonies, deployment of women cops in the areas, but none of the measures have been practically implemented so far.

Not only the colonies, but the posh areas in the city are also not safe for women.

On Tuesday, a former driver had robbed an elderly couple of cash and jewellery at gunpoint at BRS Nagar, which is a posh locality. The police are still clueless about the carjacking incident that occurred on April 23, where a shoe trader was robbed of his car.

Commissioner of police Jatinder Singh Aulukh said, “We have managed to identify the accused in Tuesday’s robbery incident. We will nab the accused soon. Most of the cases are solved by the police.”