Caught on CCTV; Woman stabbed to death for resisting snatching bid


New Delhi | A woman carrying a child in her arms was stabbed to death by snatchers in north-west Delhi’s Adarsh Nagar area while resisting with the snatchers on Saturday night.

The victim woman identified as 25-year-old Simran Kaur who was returning home along with her mother and two year old child when the incident took place.

The incident was reportedly took place at around 9:30 PM on Saturday. The sequence of the incident has been captured in a CCTV camera installed in the market.

The CCTV footage clearly shows that two women walking when one person approaches them from behind and tries to snatch a chain from one of them.

This is the second such incident reported in the National capital in last two days.

The CCTV footage shows that a snatcher suddenly appeared before her and tried to snatch a chain. The woman however resisted the robber and caught hold of the snatcher. When the snatcher fell down, he stabbed the woman with a knife.

The snatcher meanwhile fled from the spot along with his accomplice who driving Scotty. 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 of murder and robbery has been registered,” said a senior police officer.

A day before a 17-year-old boy was beaten up and stabbed by three boys in the capital’s Kalkaji area when he objected the three accused following his sister and passing indecent remarks. Five persons were arrested over the incident.

The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) has taken suo moto cognisance in the case, issuing a notice to the Station House Officer (SHO) of the area, ANI reported.

Recently Delhi police in his annual report has released a crime data where it was revealed that the snatching case is Delhi is on rise and reached 27.11 per cent increased in 2020 as compared to the data of last year 2919. As many as 7,965 snatching 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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