Ranchi, Oct. 27: A group of disgruntled professors from Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) on Thursday met Ranchi senior superintendent of police (SSP) Saket Kumar Singh and drew his attention to the rising number of petty crimes in Doctor’s Colony.
The meeting, which came close on the heels of a gang targeting the residence of Satish Chandra, head of RIMS pharmacology department, saw the doctors alleging before the SSP that the police had not done enough to crack down on offenders who had a free run.
“A group of youths broke into the outhouse of Chandra, where his cook stayed, on the intervening night of October 23 and 24, and decamped with goods and valuables worth Rs 50,000,” said Shanti Prakash, head of the anaesthesiology department of the health hub.
Chandra’s cook Saraswati Devi said the gang targeted the outhouse between 11.30pm and 2.45am, when the family had gone out to offer night prayers during Durga Puja.
“They took away ornaments worth Rs 50,000 from the almirah and Rs 8,000 in cash,” Devi said.
A quick recce of Doctor’s Colony by this correspondent today revealed a very sorry state of affairs, with the boundary wall of the locality having crumbled at various places.
A number of makeshift tea stalls had also cropped up in the area, where some of the residents claimed liquor was served to select customers on demand.
SSP Singh, when contacted, confirmed that the matter had been brought up before him and they were looking into.
Officers at Bariatu police station said an FIR had been registered in the robbery case and a probe had been launched.