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Indore: Crime Round-Up: Theft in locked houses in townships on rise


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Indore: Theft incidents are on rise in Platinum Paradise Township under Lasudiya police station, throwing the police into tizzy. Two back to back thefts in locked houses of the township have also taken away sleep of the residents, as the locals have urged police to increase patrolling in the area to check the crime. After a car was stolen from a locked house in the township on October 7, thieves on Monday again broke into another locked house in the township and took away valuables.

According to police, complainant Hardeep Singh Madan alleged that he along with his family was away for a trip and on their return after two days they found the door lock was broken and households were in disarray. Later, they discovered jewellery worth Rs 2 lakh and Rs 1 lakh cash were missing from the house.

Similarly, two flats at Urvashi Tower in Vishal Colony under Annapurna police station were burgled on Monday. Neighbours informed police about the theft and said that both the flat owners away when the incidents took place.

In another similar incident, complainant Rakesh Agrawal, a resident of Janta Colony alleged that thieves broke into his locked shop in MIG area on Monday and took away Rs 78,000 cash along with some other valuables. The thieves also took the CCTV cameras and DVR from the shop leaving no footage for police to identify the accused.

Key maker steals cash, valuables

A case was registered against an unidentified man for stealing valuables from a house in Khatipura area on Monday. According to Hira Nagar police, complainant Bhuribai Malviya alleged that he got hold of a key maker to open their locked cupboard on September 17, who after trying for sometime said that a key was stuck in the lock and citing he would need help from his friend in opening the lock, left the house to return soon. However, as the person did not come back, Malviya smelled a rat and broke the lock to find gold and silver jewellery along with Rs 70,000 cash missing from the cupboard.  Police have registered a case in the incident and started investigation.

Chain snatching reported

A case was registered against an unidentified person for snatching gold chain in Malharganj area on Monday. According to police, complainant Vineeta Agrawal, a resident of Ramchandra Nagar Extension Colony alleged that she along with her friend Sushila Baheti was returning home late on Sunday night when an unidentified person rammed her with his two-wheeler and sped away from the spot. In the melee the accused tried to snatch her gold chain, which the victim realised only after finding the chain torn and a part of it was missing. Police have registered a case in the incident.

Three injured in accident

A 65-year-old auto-rickshaw driver and two of his passengers were severely injured after a speeding bus hit them near Agriculture College on early Tuesday morning. According to police, auto-rickshaw driver Jagdish Rajawat, a resident of Sanvid Nagar was travelling with his passengers Raj (25) and Kanhaiya (36), both residents of Vinoba Nagar from Badi Gwaltoli towards Ring Road, when a speeding chartered bus rammed them at Temple Square near Agriculture College. The impact was so heavy that the auto-rickshaw was completely damaged with all the three persons receiving severe injuries on their heads and limbs. Passersby rushed the injured to MY Hospital and also, informed police about the incident.