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College student falls off auto during phone snatching bid by bike-borne men

The incident occurred on Friday in Masoori police station area and police arrested one of the accused following a brief encounter on Saturday evening

PTI Ghaziabad (UP) Published 29.10.23, 05:18 PM
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A 21-year-old college student suffered serious head injuries after two bike-borne men pulled her out from an auto-rickshaw during a bid to snatch her phone here, police said on Sunday.

The incident occurred on Friday in Masoori police station area and police arrested one of the accused following a brief encounter on Saturday evening.

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Deputy commissioner of police (Rural) Vivek Chand Yadav said Kirti Singh, a first-year computer science student, was returning home from college when the incident took place.

Two bike-borne men tried to snatch her phone and pulled her out of the moving vehicle in the bid.

"The girl hit the divider and suffered severe injuries to her head. She is currently admitted to hospital," the DCP said.

Meanwhile, police tracked the bike-borne suspects and arrested the main accused identified as Bobbil alias Balbir after an encounter with the police. Balbir suffered a gunshot wound to his leg in the encounter. His accomplice who was riding the motorcycle managed to escape from the spot.

Police have lodged an FIR under sections of the Indian Penal Code and the matter is being investigated.

Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by The Telegraph Online staff and has been published from a syndicated feed.

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