Jamshedpur, Oct 18: Cases of snatching refuse to die down in Jamshedpur ever since lockdown was lifted. Most of the cases reported are of chain snatching were middle aged citizens fall prey to the youths who in their bikes run away from the scene within no time. The fresh case has been reported in Sakchi where wife of Doctor AN Jha who was out of her house in Hume Pipe Road for morning walk when the incident took place on Sunday.
During the incident, the woman Gayetri Devi, not only lost his chain worth over Rs 1.5 lakh, but also sustained injuries.
According to reports, wife of Dr AN Jha was returning to her place when three men in bike approached her from behind and snatched the gold chain. Soon she fell down and till the time anyone could come for help the accused fled the scene. She dialed 100 but received no response. Police have been informed about the incident and Sakchi police officials have started investigation into the same.
She was out of her home for a morning walk along with her husband AN Jha. According to the victim, both she and her husband had gone for the morning walk at 6.30 am like every day.
“I am in state of shock. While returning home, My husband went over to a medical store near the Jail-gate to buy some medicine. Suddenly bike-borne youths came very close to me. Before I understood anything, they snatched away my chain,” said Gayetri Devi.
Soon after Dr Jha of MGM Medical College Hospital reached the Sakchi thana along with the victim and lodged an FIR, leading the police to start investigation.
A police team led by Sakchi OC, Kunal Kumar inspected the spot of snatching and also took initiative to take footage of CCTV installed along the road and also in front of the Jail-gate.
The OC, when queried, said they are aware that chain-snatchers are on the prowl during the morning walk.
Incidents of snatching are continuing unabated.
It has been reported that bike-borne riders have been snatching chains, mobile phones, purses and other articles almost everyday at different places in the city. Citizens are worried and the police are facing trying times. Police activities are under the citizens’ scanner specially with Durga Puja round the corner.
“The city had been free from crimes, but now the `knife culture’ has taken roots. The attacks at Mango, Kadma and Sonari are glaring examples. The police should act with utmost vigil and nab the accused. The increase in crimes is a matter of concern. Thefts were a common but recent rise of cases of murders is serious. A crime wave has gripped the city in recent months with figures showing a substantial increase in the number of murders, thefts and robberies taking place across the city. Our city has the reputation of being safe but in the last few days crime graphs have witnessed a sudden rise. It is high time that police identify such criminals and action is taken against them,” said a social worker.
A senior official said police were taking necessary steps to control and detect crime. “We are giving our best and will come up with results very soon,” he claimed.
A crime wave has gripped the city in recent months with figures showing a substantial increase in the number of murders, thefts and robberies taking place across the city.
“Cases of crimes have increased in the city. Our city has the reputation of being safe but in a few days the crime graph has witnessed a sudden rise. It is high time that police identifies such criminals and action is taken against them,” said a senior functionary of Singhbhum Chamber of Commerce and Industry.