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Journey to attend wedding in Batla House turns ‘nightmare’ for Mumbai family

Rashida Khatoon and her family had come from Mumbai on March 19 to attend a wedding in Okhla.

And on March 23 the family was delighted as the moment had come. Keeping this in mind, they started their journey from Shaheen Bagh via Abul Fazal Enclave to Batla House.

But something frightening happened to the family and they were not the victim. The only thing on that dark night on that day was that they become latest victim of snatchers on mobile.

In a complaint to the administration, Faiyaz Ahmad wrote: “Complaint regarding snatching of handbag. I am resident of Shaheen Bagh. My sister Rashida Khatoon from Mumbia came to Delhi on March 19 to attend a marriage function with her family and she was staying with me.

“On March 23 at around 8:20 pm I, along with my sister, brother-in-law and their daughter, was going towards Batla House from my home in e-rickshaw when we reached near Rait Ka Tila thokar number 3 Abul Fazal Enclave. Suddenly a bike came from backside of the e-rickshaw and the person riding the bike snatched the handbag of my sister.

“He was wearing a helmet and it was too dark so we could not see him or his bike. The handbag contained several expensive items, like 2 debit card, Samsung Note 5 and Rs 10,000 cash approximately. There was pan card and other items also.

“Kindly take proper legal action against the accused and trace the handbag of my sister.”

This is not the first incident in the locality. Weeks ago, a girl commuter had complained about her belonging snatched in front of Rait Ka Tila thokar number 3 Abul Fazal Enclave in somewhat the same manner.

Residents have lamented that the sport gets dark in night that at times it turns risky for commuters too. The several dark spots in Okhla that cries for attention and there is urgent need for installation of street light on these spots to avoid such snatching incidents, said a resident.

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