Woman caught stealing, beaten up, succumbs to injuries

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Woman caught stealing, beaten up, succumbs to injuries

Friday, 15 March 2019 | Staff Reporter | NEW DELHI

A 37-year-old woman died after allegedly being beaten up by the locals when she, along with her accomplice, was caught red handed while stealing at a manufacturing unit of pressure cooker in outer north Delhi’s Samaipur Badli.

“The incident took place on Wednesday night when a group of around seven-eight women entered a godown of pressure cooker manufacturing unit after jumping the wall. While they were engaged in the process of stealing items, the two women were caught red handed by the labourers present at the spot. Meanwhile, the other women managed to flee from the spot,” said Gaurav Sharma, the Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Outer North district.

“A scuffle broke out between them. The two women were allegedly beaten up by the labourers and the locals. When police reached the spot, one of the injured women complained of uneasiness, following which she was admitted in Ambedkar hospital in Rohini where she and her accomplice was treated for their injuries and discharged,” said the DCP.  “The women were arrested from the hospital and presented before the magistrate on Thursday. After the ordered their judicial custody, the 37-year-old woman was again taken to hospital after she complained of uneasiness where she succumbed during treatment,” the DCP said. 

Whereas, the family of the deceased has accused police of beating the victim leading to her death, following which the police has initiated magisterial probe into the matter.

However denying the allegations leveled against the concerned police official stating the woman was caught red handed while stealing and was beaten by the public at the spot the DCP said that she was not made to visit any police station and was arrested from the hospital and presented before the magistrate. “Initial investigation suggests that the woman died due to internal injuries, however, the exact cause of death will be ascertained after post-mortem report which yet to come,” said the DCP adding that further investigation is going on.