Hotelier shot at Govindpur, cash looted, police pick two suspects

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Jamshedpur : Despite efforts, cases of thefts and loot have become a regular
affair in the city. In the last 48 hours alone several cases of loot and burglary have been reported in the city.

Armed criminals shot at and seriously injured an hotelier at Govindpur levelcrossing under Parsudih police station area last midnight.

The victim identified as Dhiraj Kumar Sinha ( 28) was returning home after closing his restaurant in Govindpur at around midnight when the incident took place. He is a a resident
of Subhashnagar in Parsudih.

According to information the criminals who were three in numbers were standing near the level crossing intercepted the victim and one of them demanded him to hand over the cash he was carrying. When he protested, one of the criminals started firing at him, and fired four shots
at him.

The criminals fled the scene after snatching Rs 3000 he was carrying. As the news spread the police took the victim to the Tata Motors Hospital where he was admitted.

Officer-in-charge, Parsudih police station, Dayanand Kumar said that they are investigating the incident.

However, it seems to be a case of loot. The police have picked up two persons on suspicion and are interrogating them in Parsudih police station.

Meanwhile, senior police officers, including City SP, Karthik S and deputy superintendent of police (Law and Order) B N Singh also rushed to the spot and made an on-the-spot verification
of the firing incident.

“There has been a spurt in petty crimes in the city. We have been successful in arresting quite a few thieves involved in the reported cases but I think there is a need to ensure proper night watch. We are planning to increase the movement of mobile police and vigil,”
said police official.

Meanwhile, break-in in shops, thefts from scooter or motorcycle carriers and pick pocketing are at an all time high. Apart from such crimes, a number of residential complexes have also
witnessed a spate of robberies. Besides increasing population, police attribute the steep
increase in the incidence of robberies to chain snatching cases. The steady rise in the price of gold led to a corresponding increase in chain snatching incidents.”

Earlier chain snatchings were recorded as theft in the First Information Report (FIR). In the last two years, we asked the police to register it as robbery case,” a senior police official
said.

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