Free Press Journal

Indore: Unsafe roads, three  loots in three hours


Indore: City roads are no more safe, especially during night hours. Three incidents of stabbing within a span of three hours, between 8:30pm and 11:30pm, at three different spots point towards rising lawlessness. All the three incident occurred on busy roads and robbers walked away freely. The incidents also raise questions over the policing in the city.

Raising a question mark over police claim of patrolling, three persons were stabbed and robbed by three unidentified criminals.

The police are still trying ascertain as to whether all the three loots were the handiwork of same or different gangs. The stabbing spree that lasted only a couple of minutes went unchecked and none of the criminals was nabbed even though the police claim to have set up check posts to nab anti-social elements at major crossings.

The incidents took place under the jurisdiction of Vijay Nagar, Pardeshipura and Lasudia police stations.

The first incident took place at Vijay Nagar area when three accused attacked and injured Yashwant Chaudhary (27), while he was returning from Khandwa Road.

“The accused attacked Yashwant and looted his wallet and other belongings before fleeing the scene. We have registered a case and checking the CCTV footages of the area,” the police said.

Another incident took place in Pardeshipura area with Majhinder Gaskar (23), a resident of Shivaji Nagar, was returning from his wedding’s shopping.

“Six accused came in front of my bike and asked me to stop. They started beating me and attacked me with a knife when I protested.

The accused attacked me on my stomach and legs and looted cash and good which I had bought for my marriage,” Majhinder said, while getting treatment at MY Hospital.  He is going to get married on December 17.

Later, another incident of loot was enough to shake the police as another youth Sunil Singh of Scheme No. 78, was looted near Shalimar Township. He was also returning home while six unidentified accused attacked him and looted his cash and belongings. The accused also attacked another man passing the spot before fleeing the scene.

Police couldn’t catch the accused and claimed to launch a man hunt against them.

We have interrogated more than 50 people

Superintendent of Police (East) Monica Shukla said that the police had interrogated more than 50 suspects  in three cases of stabbing and loot and would nab the culprits soon.

“We have also directed the police stations to tighten the checking and keep eye on the listed criminals,” she said. Shukla added that they are continuously patrolling in all the areas but will review the incident and ensure that it will not be repeated.