Robbers Caught After Injuring Minor Siblings

Broad daylight robbery shocks Batamaloo

Srinagar- Two minor siblings were injured after two robbers entered their house and attacked them with a sharp edged weapon at Moominabad, Batamaloo Srinagar on Friday.

A relative told Kashmir Observer that the incident took place around 1 PM when male members of the family were out for prayers.

“We had gone for Friday prayers and as learnt by the locals that two robbers have in the meanwhile entered the house in a bid to carry out robbery”, Mohammad Yahya Khan, father of the victims told Kashmir Observer.

He said that once they (robbers) failed to meet the motive of receiving resistance from the females’, they (robbers) held them hostage besides injuring two girls with knives.

The duo, he said, has received injuries in nose and arm and was being administered with necessary treatment.

Station House officer (SHO) Batamalo told Kashmir Observer that both the accused have been arrested and a First Information Report (FIR) number 19/2022. He said the accused have been booked under section 393(Attempt to commit robbery), 452 (House-trespass after preparation for hurt, assault or wrongful restraint) , 307 (Attempt to murder), 354 (Assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) of Indian Penal Code.

He further said that further investigations have been started and both the girls are stable.

“Preliminary investigation revealed that the accused persons had trespassed into the residential house with the intention to commit theft and attacked two female inmates, resulting in injuries to both of them.” a police official said.

The accused have been identified as Umer Yousuf Wani of Firdousabad, Batamaloo and Habil Yaseen son of Mohammad Yaseen of Dal colony, Bemina.
No compromise on crime against girls: Police

SSP Srinagar, Rakesh Balwal Friday said that there will be no compromise on crime against girls.

"The Batamaloo incident came as a shock and I can’t believe there are people who can do this,” he said.

Earlier, a youth along with his associate in an attempt to loot cash barged into a house at Mominabad Batamaloo. They tied two girls with a rope. One was arrested while another managed to escape from the spot.

Reacting to the incident, SSP Srinagar said that a formal case under strong sections of law including trespassing, assault and outraging the modesty of females has been registered.

“We are investigating the matter and if he has done all this along with his associate, he too will be arrested. I can’t believe that such incidents can take place in my city,” he said.

He hailed the role of people in helping police to nab the culprit saying that cooperation of people is very important to eradicate crime from the society.

“We are working to end crime against girls. We are also working to put brakes on narcotics. We believe that there should be no compromise on crime against girls,” SSP Srinagar said.

He said police want that those youth involved in the earlier attack (acid attack) should get stringent punishment so that it becomes a deterrent for others.

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Auqib Javeed

Auqib Javeed is special correspondent with Kashmir Observer and tweets @AuqibJaveed

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