Snatching victim dies, three arrested

Jalandhar, November 29

Balwinder Kaur (55), a resident of Lakhan Ke Padda village, in Kapurthala, lost her life in a bid to save her handbag from snatchers. The incident had taken place on November 23 and the victim succumbed to her injuries on November 27.

The police have managed to arrest the accused after six days of the incident. The accused have been identified as Anmol, alias Billa (21), Parminder Singh (24), of Khatika Mohalla, and Anmol (19), of Krishna Nagar, Nurmahal.

Th victim was reportedly riding pillion on a motorcycle with her husband Balwinder Singh when the incident took place. They had gone to Chuheki village near Nurmahal to meet their daughter. The duo was returning when three unidentified bike-borne youth snatched Kaur’s purse containing Rs 2.5 lakh and other documents near Samrai village.

While the snatchers managed to flee from the spot, Kaur sustained serious head injuries after she fell down from the motorcycle.

Commissioner of Police Gurpreet Singh Bhullar informed that different police teams comprising CIA Staff-1, Special Operation Unit (SOU) and Sadar police station was constituted to nab the accused. He said the police teams nabbed the trio on Saturday. He said the police have seized Rs 46,000, two artificial bangles and a motorcycle used in the crime. A case under Sections 302, 379-B, 323 and 34 of the IPC had been registered at Sadar police station. — TNS

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