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Woman in Delhi for son's treatment; Snatchers strike on the way to hospital

A Tanzanian citizen recently fell victim to the ever-increasing plight of snatching in Delhi on Monday, with her purse being robbed by bike-riding snatchers, right outside her place of residence in the city.

The incident took place in Jasola, where the woman has been living during her stay in the Capital city.

In her complaint to the police, the woman said that she was in Delhi to get treatment for her son at Apollo Hospital and was travelling with both her son and daughter-in-law.

In an earnest appeal to the police, the victim implored authorities to track down the snatcher because she had USD 2,000 and Rs 32,000 in cash in her purse, which was to be used for her son's treatment among other expenses.

She said, "I am a foreigner in this country and I don't have money to stay here and feed my family and provide treatment for my son, for which I came to India."

Taking cognizance of the victim's complaint, officers at Sarita Vihar police station registered an FIR in the matter.

Keeping with the never-ending tide of snatchings, a 27-year-old architect was returning home from shopping when she was targeted by snatchers in South Delhi's Ring road area on April 7, in a separate case.

"I was returning home with my mother after shopping in Sarojini Nagar market in an auto around 7.50 PM," the victim told police.

She further said that after reaching Ring Road, two youths came in a motorcycle and took away her bag, which had Rs 9,000 in cash and other

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