Woman stabbed to death for resisting snatching bid

Woman stabbed to death for resisting snatching bid

New Delhi, February 28, 2021

A 25-year-old woman was stabbed while trying to resist a snatching bid at Adarsh Nagar in north-west Delhi on Saturday night.

The woman, Simran Kaur, was walking home from a market with her mother and was carrying her two-year-old child when the incident occurred at around 9.30 pm on Saturday.

The whole incident was caught by the CCTV camera installed in the area.

A man suddenly tried to snatch a chain she was wearing, but Simran resisted and caught hold of the snatcher. When the snatcher fell down, he stabbed the woman with a knife. The snatcher, who was on foot, escaped on a Scooty which his accomplice was driving at some distance.

Simran was rushed to the hospital but she succumbed to her injuries.

"We are analysing the CCTV footage and have formed several teams to identify and arrest the accused. A case has been registered," said a senior police officer.

The number of snatching cases in 2020 saw a surge and went up by 27.11 per cent from 2019. As many as 7,965 such cases were registered last year as against 6,266 in 2019.

According to Delhi Police, there was a marginal rise of 0.35 per cent in the number of robbery cases. A total of 1,963 cases were registered in 2020 as compared to 1,956 in 2019.


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