Women bravely face snatchers

Women bravely face snatchers

Putting up a brave face against street crime in the capital, two women not only chased snatchers in separate incidents, but also managed to nab them to foil their robbery attempts on Sunday.

In the first incident, a 21-year-old woman gave a tough fight to two motorcycle-borne snatchers in west Delhi’s Paschim Vihar. The incident took place when Trisha, a resident of Avtar Enclave in Paschim Vihar, was walking towards her house from Paschim Vihar West Metro station.

“At around 3.30 pm, Trisha was around 200 metres away from the Metro station when the motorcyclists came from behind and the pillion rider tried to snatch her bag,” said a police officer. 

Trisha, however, kept holding the bag till she fell down. Her resistance caused the motorcycle rider to lose balance and both of them fell.

Taking advantage of the situation, Trisha ran towards the snatchers and overpowered the pillion rider. Noticing the incident, locals also rushed to Trisha’s help. “Trisha recovered her bag from the pillion rider and handed him over to police,” the officer added.

But, the other accused managed to flee from the spot with the vehicle. The nabbed snatcher has been identified as 21-year-old Govind Singh alias Mogli, a resident of outer Delhi’s Sultanpuri.

“Govind is a notorious snatcher in the area and was involved in at least three cases filed with Paschim Vihar police station. His accomplice has been identified as Ravi,” said Ranvir Singh, Deputy Commissioner of Police (West). 

Trisha lives with her father and works with a private company.

Housewife targeted

In the second incident, a 28-year-old housewife was targeted by a youth who was traveling with her in an e-rickshaw in north-east Delhi’s Jyoti Nagar.

Anju, a resident of Trikona Park in Shahdara, was returning home after visiting a doctor in Brijpuri. “She had boarded the e-rickshaw from Yamuna Vihar bus stand at around 7.45 pm,” another police officer said.

The other passenger deboarded the e-rickshaw near MIG Flats in Loni Road, and was paying the driver when he suddenly snatched Anju’s purse. “Anju saw him fleeing towards Ashok Nagar and chased him,” the officer added.

Soon, a PCR van also came to Anju’s help when she was seen running behind the man. The PCR van personnel overpowered the man near the gate of the MIG Flats society.Police arrested the snatcher and returned Anju’s bag.