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Haridwar woman critical after being dragged out of auto

New Delhi: A 50-year-old Jyoti Bakshi with her daughter Mahak was few minutes away from taking a bus from Kashmere Gate area to Haridwar on Monday afternoon when two men on a motorcycle hit their auto rickshaw and tried to snatch the woman's bag. In a bid to foil the snatching bid, she tried everything but the two accused dragged her down from the vehicle which resulted in her injury and now battling for her life in North Delhi's Sushrut Trauma Centre.
Talking to Millennium Post, Mahak stated that they hired an auto-rickshaw from Noida Sector 16 area for the bus stand in Kashmere Gate when a person in black shirt came in a motorcycle and ask the driver that where the auto was going.
"The driver told him our destination after which the motorcyclist left. I suspect that he can be one of the man who can be involved in the incident as one of the accused was also wearing black. The accused before committing the crime have been following us and when they found an isolated area they attacked my mother," said Mahak.
Recounting the horror, Mahak added that at 2.50 pm on Monday the snatchers targeted them when their auto had reached on the Ring Road behind Red Fort.
The victim was sitting on the left side of the seat. The accused were two in number and in a bike, both of them were wearing helmets. They came from behind and started moving parallel at the woman side. Her mother tried everything to save her purse but the accused did not care about her life, dragged her and she fell flat on her face and became unconscious.
"I screamed and then the driver stopped the auto rickshaw. My mother was not moving and people started to gather. My mother was then taken to the hospital where she is said to be serious," said the girl.
The robbers managed to get away with her mother's purse which also contained girl's small purse.
The mother-daughter duo lost their mobile phones, several cards, identity proofs, and Rs 7,000 cash.
According to the girl, the robbers appeared to be young men, in their early 20s. Their motorcycle was black in color and appeared to be a Pulsar. They were speeding so fast that the girl couldn't note down its number.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (north) Jatin Narwal stated that they have registered a case and have launched a manhunt to nab the accused.
Jyoti wanted to take her daughter to Haridwar
New Delhi: Mahak, who works as a transcriptionist at a prominent hospital in Noida, was suffering from Dengue. As the mother, Jyoti Bakshi, came to know about the illness of her daughter, she came to the city to take the daughter to her native place for better treatment but now after the injury, she faced during the snatching, she was unable to recognize her own family. Talking to Millennium Post, the family members of the victims stated that doctors have told them that it will take some time, might be a year for the victim full recovery. She was unable to speak and after she opened her eyes, the woman was not able to recognize her relatives. For the family, snatching incident has changed their lives forever. Victim's brother-in-law Manoj Bakshi stated that they are a native resident of Haridwar area and when Jyoti came to know about her daughter's health she was distraught and wanted to bring her daughter home for better treatment. She also took medicine for her daughter Mahak from the city. "She told if Mahak will live in home she will recover quickly. The few things like goat milk which is being required for the recuperation of dengue patient could be easily accessible in Haridwar," said Manoj. According to victim's daughter, she was working in the hospital from June this year and only a few days ago she came to know about Dengue. Her father had also visited her. She told this newspaper that her mother had got serious injuries on both sides of the head. After the news reached Haridwar, all the family members including her husband Sunil Bakshi and elder daughter Disha reached the hospital and remained by Jyoti's bed side. Another relative Shashi stated that a few months ago, their bag was stolen from an auto rickshaw when they were returning from Ghaziabad area. The incident occurred when two men on motorcycle wearing helmet tried to snatch Jyoti's purse and dragged her out of the auto rickshaw.
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