Three women fall victims to snatchers in city
Snatchers struck at two places in Jalandhar today and took away gold ornaments, cash and mobile phones from three women, a day after deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal had taken a strong note law and order in the state.punjab Updated: May 16, 2012 20:19 IST
Snatchers struck at two places in Jalandhar on Wednesday and took away gold ornaments, cash and mobile phones from three women, a day after deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal had taken a strong note law and order in the state.
In the first incident, armed snatchers took away the purse, mobile phones and gold rings from two women in Guru Gobind Singh Avenue at about 3pm.
Victims Nidhi Sharma and Hina Goyal were returning home from nearby Trinity where they worked as lecturers when the snatchers struck. The women in their complaint to police said that two motorcycle-borne men blocked their way in the locality and asked them to hand over every valuable they had.
As the duo resisted, the snatchers brandished a revolver and fired two shots in the air. The frightened women then handed over their mobile phones, gold rings and purses to the snatchers. Thieves also tried to pull off their earrings but could not do so.
A complaint was later lodged at Rama Mandi police station. Snatchers also took away the keys of the scooter the women were riding.
In the second incident, snatchers took away the gold earrings of a woman while she was riding a rickshaw near Workshop Chowk. SHO division number I said that a complaint regarding the snatching incident was received and immediately a police team was rushed to the spot. By the time police reached the spot, the woman had left the place without registering a complaint.
Interestingly, a police naka was in place about 200 meters from the place where the incident took place.