A woman showed bravado after she caught a man stealing her mobile phone in southeast Delhi’s Badarpur area. The incident was reported on September 4 at around 11:30 pm.
A video of the same is going viral, which shows a woman beating up a man for allegedly snatching a mobile phone. In the video, it can be seen that the woman was visiting a friend in Tajpur Pahari and was going alone on the deserted road at night.
A thief approached her as soon as he saw her, thinking she would make an easy target. However, the agile and courageous girl quickly turned around and grabbed the thief’s T-shirt. The accused started scrambling to run away. When he finally realized he was trapped, he handed the phone back.
When the girl was trying to keep her phone in her pocket, the man dodged and escaped. The whole incident is captured on the CCTV camera. The police have registered the case and the search for the accused is underway.
According to the reports, an FIR has been lodged against the accused under sections 379 (theft), 356 (assault or criminal force in attempt to commit theft of property carried by a person), and 511 (attempting to commit offenses punishable with imprisonment for life or other imprisonments) of IPC at the Badarpur Police Station.
A similar incident happened in Delhi’s Connaught Place last month, where bike-borne thieves snatched the phone of a Bollywood director at night while he was booking a cab.
In June 2022, the Delhi Police arrested a man who turned into a mobile snatcher after losing his job due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Three mobile phones and a scooter were recovered from his possession.