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Woman journalist's phone snatched in ITO

Woman journalists phone snatched in ITO

New Delhi: A woman journalist phone was snatched by two bike-borne snatchers in ITO area of Central Delhi.

The incident took place near the Delhi Police headquarters. Police have registered a case and investigation is going on. In another case, an 18-year-old student became the target of snatchers who flee away with his cell phone from North Delhi's Maurice Nagar area.

According to police, the woman journalist, who works for a prominent Hindi newspaper, was going to her office when the incident was reported.

The complainant told police that at around 5 pm on November 7, she deboarded a bus at a bus stop in Bahadur Shah Zaffar Marg. She was waiting to cross the road and was sending What's App message to someone when two snatchers on a motorcycle came and snatched her phone.

The accused fled towards Delhi Gate area in Central Delhi on their bike.

Later, the police were alerted about the incident and the case was registered under sections 356,379 and 34 of Indian Penal Code at IP Estate police station.

Additional D.eputy Commissioner of Police (Central) Rohit Meena said that no arrest was made in the case. "The investigation in the case is underway," said Meena.

It was not the first time such incident happened at ITO in the past also several journalists have been victims of

snatching.

Last year, a woman journalist was robbed of her purse by bike-borne assailants near ITO. Recently, the city police had conducted a survey in which they have identified 75 hot spots based on street crime calls (robbery, snatching and eve-teasing).

The ITO flyover was also one of the hotspots as many as 54 calls related to the street crime was received.

Meanwhile, on the other hand, Delhi Police claimed that they have taken various steps including patrolling, the launch of Prakhar vans to curb street crime in the city.

In another case, an 18-year-old student iPhone was snatched from North Delhi's Maurice Nagar area on November 8.

The victim in the case was going somewhere with his friend on e-rickshaw when two persons on scooty snatched his mobile phone and fled the spot.

A case under sections 356,379 and 34 of IPC was registered.

Delhi Police data revealed that in the current year (till September) as many as 4,762 cases of snatchings were reported in which 2,686 cases were solved and 3,777 people were arrested for their involvement.

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