Journalist attacked in phone snatching bid in New Delhi

Updated: Sep 24, 2019, 13:46 IST | ANI | Delhi

The victim sustained injuries on her chin and hand, and suffered a fracture in her jaw

The victim Joymala Bagchi. Pic/ANI Twitter
The victim Joymala Bagchi. Pic/ANI Twitter

Delhi: A woman journalist was attacked by two bike-borne thieves in the bid to snatch her phone in broad daylight in Delhi’s Chitranjan Park area on Sunday. The victim, identified as Joymala Bagchi, suffered injuries on her face and hand after she was attacked around 6 pm in the evening. The attackers dragged her out of an auto-rickshaw, snatched her phone and managed to flee the spot. Bagchi, who works with ANI, suffered a fracture in her jaw and got stitches on her chin.

"I had gone for shopping near CR Park and was returning back at around 6 pm in an auto when two bike-borne miscreants came close to my auto while the traffic was moving slowly. They dragged me out of the moving auto. Later, they snatched my phone and sped away," Bagchi had said in a statement.

She was profusely bleeding when the locals came to her rescue. She was later taken to a nearby hospital by Delhi Police and later shifted to AIIMS where she is undergoing treatment.

Menwhile, as no arrests were made in this incident, the Delhi Commission of Women (DCW) will send a notice to the Delhi Police over its inaction.

The DCW will send a notice seeking the police's response as to why no arrests were made in the case so far, DCW chairperson Swati Maliwal said on Tuesday. Expressing unhappiness over the rising cases of snatching in the city, she also demanded strict action against the perpetrators.

"Delhi Police have not arrested anyone in the case so far. DCW is going to issue a notice to the Delhi Police over the incident. Perpetrators should be arrested and a strict against should be taken against them," Maliwal said. She also said that Delhi is turning into the capital of "snatching incidents".

Demanding a strict law against snatching events, she said, "We had handed over a report to Home Ministry stating that 70-80 cases are being reported every day in the national capital. People fear walking on the roads of Delhi. We had demanded a law to be framed which is non-bailable but no action has been taken so far." The police on Monday formed a special team to nab two culprits.

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