Published On : Sun, Nov 16th, 2014

Cases of mugging and theft increases in the city

Nagpur: In recent times, involvement of youth in crimes that are violent as well as that of robbery, mugging etc have been found to be on the rise. Unemployment among the youth, recession and cut-down of staff by various firms facing closure could be one major reasons for youth venturing out to rob, steal, mugging etc to fulfill their basic needs of food, clothing and shelter.

In a case registered with Jaripatka Police Station on November 15, 2014, when Kamlabai Jagannath Wasnik aged 82 years was alone at home situated at Plot No 70, Tawre Colony, Jaripatka, between 07:45 am to 3 pm, some person barged into her house and snatched the gold jewelry worth Rs 35,000/- from her person after injuring her. The injured lady has been admitted in a private hospital Shatayu Hospital for treatment. On the basis of a complaint lodged by Manojkumar Jagannath Wasnik aged 44 years, a case has been registered by the Jaripatka Police Station against unknown accused under section 397 of Indian Penal Code and are investigating further.


In another case, the Computer Room and the Store Room of the Government Medical College were inspected on April 2014 and locked. On November 7, 2014, when the rooms were opened, 4 Central Processing Units (CPUs) of Lenovo Company, 5 Monitors and a gas cylinder totaling an amount of Rs 72927 were stolen by unknown thieves.

On the basis of the complaint of Meena Rajendraprasad Tiwari aged 53 years and a resident of Doctor’s Colony Opposite to Ajni Railway Station, Police Sub Inspector More registered a case against unknown accused under sections 454, 457 and 380 of Indian Penal Code. He is investigating the case further.