Delhi Journalist Catches Bike-Borne Thieves After They Snatch Her Phone

Delhi Journalist catches thieves

A woman journalist from Delhi chased and caught two men, who had reportedly snatched her mobile phone. The police then arrested the men and rewarded the journalist for her bravery. 

The incident took place on Saturday, when the journalist, who works at Doordarshan, was commuting in an autorickshaw. The accused thieves, who were on a motorcycle, snatched her mobile phone and fled. However, accompanied by the autorickshaw driver, the journalist chased them, reported India Today. On spotting a police barricade while escaping, the thieves lost their control and fell from the bike, after which they were apprehended by the police at the complaint of the reporter who was chasing them.

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What You Should Know

  • A woman journalist from Delhi caught two thieves, who had allegedly snatched her phone.
  • The journalist chased them and handed them over to the policemen.
  • The two men informed the police that they committed such crimes to fuel their drug habit. 
  • The Delhi Police felicitated the journalist for her bravery. 

According to NDTV, both the accused live in Delhi’s Tuglakabad. They informed the police that they committed theft to get money for their drug habit. 

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Sandeep, one of the accused men, has studied up to class 5. He has many criminal cases of robbery, auto theft, and other crimes against him at Govind Puri police station. the other thief, Aman is unemployed as well, and has studied up to class 9.

The Delhi Police felicitated the journalist with a reward of 2,000 rupees for her bravery. 

Similar incident

Earlier this month, 15-year-old Kusum Kumari fought off a phone snatcher and got it back. She also caught one of the thieves despite being attacked by a sharp object. This incident took place in Jalandhar, Punjab, and was caught on CCTV camera.

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The girl caught hold of one of the snatchers by his T-shirt and pulled him off the bike. She continued to chase the riders and got her mobile phone back. Later on, she was admitted to a private hospital to treat the injuries caused by the thieves. 

Then Deputy Commissioner (DC) Ghanshyam Thori announced a cash award of 51,000 rupees for her bravery. You can read more from here.

Image Credit: India Today

Sagrika Giri is an intern with SheThePeople.TV.

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