Two women held in south Delhi for robbing man after asking for help

Two women, who allegedly used to rob commuters after seeking their help, were caught when they were trying to flee after robbing a motorcyclist of his wallet near Moolchand Metro station on Saturday night.

The women, identified as Sweety alias Puja,24, and Muskan,25, were chased and arrested by police staff deployed in an emergency response vehicle (ERV) of the Amar Colony police station. The motorcyclist’s wallet was recovered from them, police said.

Deputy commissioner of police (southeast) Chinmoy Biswal said the ERV staff, including a woman constable, were patrolling near the metro station when they heard a man screaming for help and running after two women. “The police personnel caught the women after a brief chase,” said Biswal.

The complainant told police that he was going home when two women, who were screaming for help, signalled him to stop. As the man stopped his bike, one of the women slapped him because of which he lost balance and fell off the motorcycle. “Suddenly, the other woman took out his purse and started running away,” added the DCP.

During the interrogation, Biswal said, Muskan revealed that she was a widow while Sweety claimed that she was living separately from her husband. In order to earn a livelihood, the two started robbing commuters, especially men riding alone, after seeking their help.

“If any man resisted, the women used to intimidate him, saying they would file a false case against him. The women have disclosed that they had robbed half a dozen men in the last two-three months. However, none of them had filed a complaint,” added Biswal.

First Published: Aug 07, 2018 09:11 IST

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