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Gang loots woman & son

A 20-year-old youth and his mother were robbed of a gold chain and Rs 3,000 by criminals near Hartali intersection under Secretariat police station in Patna on Wednesday.

One of the robbers was later caught by residents and beaten up before being handed over to police.

The incident occurred around 11am when Ajay and his mother, Sheela Devi, were on their way to a fish market from the officers’ quarters located along Bailey Road. Three youths, armed with knives, intercepted them near the Hartali intersection and snatched a gold chain from Ajay and Rs 3000 from his mother. The victims immediately raised an alarm and one of the robbers was caught after the residents rushed in.

The residents beat up the youth and handed him over to Kotwali police. However, as the site of the crime comes under the jurisdiction of the Secretariat police station, the Kotwali police handed the arrested youth to the former.

“The identity of the arrested youth is yet to be ascertained. He is undergoing treatment at a government hospital. The police will record his statement as soon as he gains consciousness,” said an officer at the Secretariat police station.

Ajay said he and his mother had come to Patna from Buxar to attend a relative’s wedding, who lives in the officers’ quarters. “I could have never imagined that such an incident will occur on a busy road and that too in daylight,” he added.

Youth assaulted

One Ritesh Kumar was assaulted in Makhaniakuan locality after he allegedly tried to harass a college student. a resident of Ram Krishna Nagar, was taken into custody and forwarded to jail.