Joymala Bagchi (file photo)
Joymala Bagchi (file photo)

Delhi journalist phone snatching: FIR registered; DCW notice to Delhi Police

ANI | Updated: Sep 24, 2019 17:40 IST

New Delhi [India], Sept 24 (ANI): Delhi Police has registered an FIR in the case of the woman journalist, who was badly injured in a phone snatching incident here.
"We have collected CCTV footage and some vital clues. Police have increased patrolling in the crime-prone area. An investigation in the case is underway," Delhi Police PRO said.
Joymala Bagchi, who works with ANI, suffered injuries on her face and hand after she was attacked on Monday evening. The attackers dragged her out of an auto-rickshaw, snatched her phone and managed to flee the spot. Bagchi suffered a jaw fracture and got stitches on her chin.
Meanwhile, the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) has also sent a notice to the Delhi Police asking them to provide FIR copy and CCTV footage related to the incident.
The DCW also sought a detailed status report on the investigation and the steps taken by the police to identify and arrest the accused persons by September 28.
"This is a very serious matter. Incidents of chain snatching and subsequent assaults especially on women and girls are on rampant rise in Delhi," DCW said in the notice. (ANI)

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