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Batla House resident pays ‘heavy’ price for not locking door

A Batla House resident paid a heavy price for his negligence. Resident of Nafees Road, one day in March, he forgot to close doors of his flat in 4th floor and the results left him stumped.

In a complaint to officials, he wrote: “I, Babar Farooqui, want to inform you that in about 9:50 am my brother went to his office and at that time I was sleeping and I didn’t lock the door. Later when I woke up around 10:30 am I found my laptop and Rs 1,000 cash missing…I searched my house and did not find any clue. I think some unknown person has stolen the missing items as the door was open. You are requested to lodge my FIR and search my belongings.”

The incident took place on a few days ago in March.

Cases of burglaries, snatching and other crimes have spiked in the locality, lamented residents. Another Batla House resident alleged that how somebody in summer walked in his house as the door was open and fled with a mobile that was kept on the table very close to the door of his 4the floor flat with other residents engaged in their work in other rooms.

Since then he said makes sure to close his doors before stepping to another room in his house.

Residents still remember how on one night several showrooms were burgled on Sarita Vihar-Kalindi Kunj road near Shaheen Bagh. Many cases have surfaced in which it has been found that robbers target shops during Friday prayer when most of the male members go for offering prayer.

Recently, residents had even circulated photo of a man alleging that he was known to steal inverter battery from mosques in Johri Farm. The photo was captured in the CCTV put in some mosques, residents claimed. Leaflets and pamphlets were also circulated in the locality with photo of the man.

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