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Minor girl strikes again, steals bag containing ₹10L ‘shagun’ at Hyatt in Chandigarh

Police suspect it to be the handiwork of same girl and man who struck at wedding in Toy Hotel

chandigarh Updated: Jan 22, 2020 00:54 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent

A minor girl working along with a man struck again and sneaked away with a handbag containing around ₹10 lakh ‘shagun’ money from a wedding at Hyatt Regency in the Industrial Area, Phase 1, police said on Tuesday.

The incident took place on Sunday. Last Friday, too, the same girl, who seems to be around 10, is suspected to have committed a similar theft, guided by a man, during a wedding at The Toy Hotel in Sector 34. Both crimes were captured on CCTV cameras.

Jagat Rai, a businessmen from Mansa, told police that he was part of his nephew’s marriage procession that had come to the luxury hotel in Chandigarh. As the family members were busy dancing to the DJ music and getting their pictures clicked with the bride and groom, they kept a leather handbag containing the ‘shagun’ money in a corner.

Later, it was found missing. CCTV footage showed the girl leaving the banquet hall with the bag.

“From the CCTV footage, it appears criminals involved are the same who committed the theft at The Toy Hotel. They entered Hyatt Regency from its main gate along with the groom’s guests. Attempts are being made to nab the young girl and man,” said deputy superintendent of police (DSP) Charanjit Singh Virk.

A case has been registered under Section 379 (theft) of the Indian Penal Code at the Industrial Area police station.

Even the Mohali police are on the lookout for a gang of juveniles committing similar thefts at weddings. In the most recent case, a bag containing ₹4.8 lakh was stolen during a function at a resort in Sector 102 last Sunday. The CCTV footage showed a few children roaming near the table where the bag was kept, before it went missing.