An incident that took place in Batla House market a few days ago will certainly give residents sleepless nights. In a complaint to officials, a resident of Joga Bai Extension narrated her ordeal.
“I got out of my home at 6 pm to buy jewellery. I was carrying Rs 96 thousand. I was with my daughter-in-law and daughter. I visited shops but didn’t purchase anything.
“While on my way to my house, I reached Batla House graveyard and my daughter and daughter-in-law started looking for clothes at roadside vendors. I was standing there and it was during this time that two boys came from behind and snatched my bag from me and ran away, wrote a resident Salma in her complaint.
Residents lamented that such incidents of snatching are on the rise in the locality. There are also reports of biker snatchers on the prowl in the locality, who are targeting people at will even during peak rush hours in the locality.
A few days ago if a woman was targeted as she got down from an e-rickshaw in Shaheen Bagh in which a biker made way from the spot by snatching her mobile, it was only on Friday when the portal had reported about an incident in which woman had complained about becoming the latest target of such gang.
In her complaint, she said while on her way to home on rickshaw, two youth on a bike came from behind and zipped away after snatching her bag.
Several such complaints have surfaced since the beginning of 2017. Following which residents don’t know how to get things addressed.
Moreover, residents also said theft cases in the locality have increased. Several cases have surfaced in the locality in which robbers have been found targeting premises during Friday prayer when most males are away in mosques.