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Three women, including former hockey player, victims of snatching in 24 hours in Delhi

A 52-year-old former hockey player suffered bruises on her neck when two men riding a Pulsar motorcycle snatched her gold chain in east Delhi’s Karkardooma on Tuesday evening.

delhi Updated: Jan 18, 2018 22:01 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times
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A 52-year-old former hockey player suffered bruises on her neck when two men riding a Pulsar motorcycle snatched her gold chain in east Delhi’s Karkardooma on Tuesday evening.

Three women, including a former hockey player, were victims of motorcycle-borne snatchers in different parts of Delhi in a period around 24 hours between Tuesday and Wednesday. The three cases remained unsolved till the filing of this news report.

In the first incident, a 52-year-old former hockey player suffered bruises on her neck when two men riding a Pulsar motorcycle snatched her gold chain in east Delhi’s Karkardooma on Tuesday evening. The woman, Rekha Malan, was walking towards a nearby gym from her home in AGCR Enclave when the alleged snatching took place.

“The crime took place in daytime, in full public view and on a road that generally remains busy with traffic. My wife had walked some 200 metres from home when a man riding pillion on a Pulsar bike snatched her gold chain,” said the woman’s husband Haripal Singh Malan, a professor.

Malan said his wife suffered minor injuries on her neck due to the snatching. “We called the police control room a couple of times, however, police arrived at least half an hour after the calls,” added Haripal. A case of robbery was registered at the Anand Vihar police station.

The second snatching took place in Rohini’s Sector 5 in outer Delhi. Two unidentified men on a motorcycle robbed a 63-year-old woman of her handbag containing ₹31,000, two mobile phones, and other belongings on Wednesday noon. The elderly woman, Usha Puri, was returning to her house in Rohini’s Sector 24 after withdrawing money from a bank when the snatching took place.

In the third case, a 50-year-old woman was robbed of her handbag containing money and other valuables in Sector 18, Rohini on Wednesday evening. The crime took place around 5pm. Sujata Singh was travelling on an e-rickshaw when two men on a motorcycle snatched her bag. None of the suspects could not be identified or arrested till Thursday evening.

“We are examining CCTV cameras footage for clues. The snatchers would be caught soon,” said Rajneesh Gupta, DCP (Rohini).

First Published: Jan 18, 2018 20:50 IST