Delhi: Fortis worker dragged on the highway for resisting snatching bid


A 23-year-old lady working within the administration division of Fortis Hospital was injured after two males on a scooter dragged her on the highway for practically 200 metres as she resisted a theft bid.

Police mentioned the lady was standing by the highway in Shalimar Bagh when the accused tried snatching her telephone. She resisted and caught one of many accused by his jacket, however they accelerated the bike, inflicting her to fall.

CCTV footage of the incident reveals the lady being dragged whilst the lads swerve the bike to the flawed aspect of the highway. The lady finally loses grip and falls in the course of visitors. Bystanders rush to assist her because the accused flee the spot.

Police mentioned that they had arrested one of many accused.

The incident came about round 6.40 pm on Thursday when the lady was going residence from work.

Usha Rangnani, DCP (Northwest), mentioned, “She sustained accidents on her knees and was rushed to the hospital. She has been discharged. We instantly registered a case and despatched 4 groups to hint and arrest the accused. The groups are scanning CCTVs within the space. One of many accused, the pillion rider, has been apprehended. We’re questioning him. The scooter used within the offence has been seized.”

Police mentioned groups are conducting raids to arrest the opposite accused.

Final month, Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana had mentioned his drive wish to introduce a brand new regulation to sort out circumstances of snatching within the capital.

He mentioned officers have approached authorities officers and “hope” to usher in a separate part within the regulation in order that offenders get most punishment. At current, the accused caught snatching are booked underneath IPC sections 379 (theft) and 356 (use of legal drive) or part 390 (theft).

The brand new regulation, which has already been applied by the Haryana authorities, will enhance jail time period for offenders as much as 14 years and make the offence non-bailable.

Based on information launched by police, there’s a 30% rise in snatching and theft incidents this yr, with over 7,504 circumstances lodged until October 31.


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