12 Oct 2019
Delhi: PM Modi's niece robbed of cash and phones
Incidents of snatching have become commonplace in the national capital.
This time, the victim happens to be Damayanti Ben Modi, daughter of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's brother Prahlad Modi, who was reportedly mugged in broad daylight by two bike-borne miscreants in the Civil Lines area of Delhi.
The 40-year-old woman has now filed a police case against the unidentified men.
Here are more details.
She was robbed of two mobiles, cash, other documents
The incident took place when she was traveling in an auto at around 6:45 to 7 AM, this morning.
She was attacked by two motorcycle-borne men who snatched and fled with her handbag, that was lying on her lap.
According to police, the bag contained debit and credit cards, two mobile phones, cash worth around Rs. 56,000, and other important documents.
The woman returned to Delhi from Amritsar this morning
To note, she had returned to Delhi from Amritsar this morning.
The said incident took place outside the Gujarati Samaj Bhavan in Civil Lines, where she had booked herself a room.
Reportedly, the crime spot is just a few kilometers away from Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal's residence.
Meanwhile, snatching cases are on the rise in the capital
It should be noted that cases of snatching have been on the rise in the capital.
Last month, a woman journalist was seriously injured after two men on motorbike snatched her mobile phone, when she was traveling in an auto in CR Park area.
Talking of numbers, as many as 6,466 snatching cases were registered in 2017, while 4,707 incidents took place last year.
Delhi police investigating the matter; no arrests made so far
"A case has been registered at Civil Lines police station and investigation is underway," Delhi Commissioner of Police (PRO), Mandeep Singh Randhawa said, in the matter. The police are also scanning the CCTV footage of the area. However, no arrests have been made so far.