Delhi: In the first 6 months of 2022, more than 5,000 robbery incidents took place

Delhi In the first 6 months of 2022, more than 5,000 robbery incidents took place

The rising numbers of snatching incidents and heinous crimes in the national capital have created fear, especially in the minds of women. People are afraid to go out alone or on deserted streets.

In most of the cases the police catch the criminals, but the way to stop such crimes still seems like a dream.

Although Delhi Police is trying in every possible way to check the incidents of crime on the road, yet the crime is increasing.

According to the data collected by the Delhi Police, there has been an increase of 12.5 per cent in snatching incidents this year. In the first six months of 2022, there have been 5,024 snatching incidents in the city, i.e. an average of more than 25 incidents every day.

In 2021, 4,468 road crimes were registered in Delhi till July 15, which is 556 less than the current year.

A 40-year-old woman was traveling in an e-rickshaw to attend a wedding ceremony in Shahdara district on February 7. When she was about to land, two men on a speeding bike tried to snatch her handbag.

When the victim protested and grabbed her purse firmly, the rider sitting behind pushed the woman with an e-rickshaw and pulled her forcefully. She fell down and suffered severe head injuries and was put on ventilator support in the hospital.

In another case, two people had come to a readymade garment market in Lajpat Nagar to collect payment from cloth traders. He made cash payment of Rs 38 lakh from various shopkeepers.

The money was kept in a cloth bag, which was wrapped in a polythene bag. He hired an auto-rickshaw for Chandni Chowk and when the auto-rickshaw reached the Defense Colony flyover on Lala Lajpat Rai Marg, four men on two motorcycles stopped him and tried to snatch the bag.

When the victims protested. Then the attackers put red chili powder in his eyes and fled with the bag.

Not only the common man, the public representatives are also not safe.

On March 14, the mobile phone of former Rajya Sabha MP Vijay Goel was snatched. However, the police not only promptly caught the snatcher but also recovered the mobile phone within four hours.

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