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Manipur woman falls from auto trying to fight off bikers in Delhi

A 26-year-old woman from Manipur was seriously injured after she fell out of a moving auto while trying to resist a snatching bid in south Delhi’s Lajpat Nagar on Sunday night.

The woman skid and her face hit the road near the Moolchand flyover. She broke her teeth and received injuries on her face, limbs, and abdomen. She was admitted to AIIMS Trauma Centre and later discharged.

Romil Baaniya, deputy commissioner of police (southeast), said, “We have registered a case of robbery and are looking for the snatchers.”

The snatching took place close to the spot, where a similar incident took place on December 29, 2016, in which a 39-year-old woman from Darjeeling was injured and admitted to the Intensive Care Unit of a hospital for over 15 days.

In the present case, the woman employed with a private bank was returning to her rented flat at Malviya Nagar in Delhi when the crime took place around 8pm.

The Manipur woman was travelling on her auto when two bikers tried to snatch her belongings. They managed to flee with a bag that contained an iPhone, ATM cards, identity cards and a little over Rs 2,000 in cash.

Seeing her condition, the auto driver panicked and offered to drop her to Safdarjung Hospital. However, the driver was so nervous that he lost track and reached Munirka. The woman sought help from men in Munirka.

One of them called the police and the woman was rushed to AIIMS Trauma Center in a police van. Her friends have alleged that there was a delay of over five hours in the treatment and she was discharged only after preliminary medical aid.


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