Chandigarh

Mother-daughter duo caught stealing gold rings from Jeweller's shop in Chandigarh

August 17, 2016 12:06 PM

Aradhna jumped from the first floor of the police station building in a bid to escape from police custody.She got her both the legs fractured.

 

 

Chandigarh: A mother-daughter duo was caught red-handed replacing gold rings worth Rs 1 lakh with artifical rings at Sham Jewellers in Sector 34 late on Friday evening.

Courtesy: CCTV footage of the daughter and her brother that was already circulated after they committed a similar crime at another jewellery shop in July 2016.

Aradhna suffered fracture in both legs. The incident took place when Aradhna, who was being interrogated in a room, located on the first floor of the police station, asked to go to the washroom. She then jumped from the first floor of the building in a bid to escape from police custody.

The two women have been identified as Rita Verma, 50, and Aradhna Verma, 24, of Jammu. They were handed over to the police. Rita’s son Ankush Verma, however, was able to flee along with the two gold rings replaced by them.

The trio visited Sham Jewellers on Friday, where a salesman saw them changing the tag of a ring. He also saw the youth leaving the premises. On suspicion, he stopped the women. The shop owner, Harinder Singh, checked the pictures circulated by the owner of Sunder Jewellers, Sector 35, on WhatsApp after a similar crime at the latter’s establishment on July 26.

Aradhna and Ankush were found in these pictures, though they had a different woman accomplice during the crime at Sector 35, when they had allegedly replaced gold rings worth Rs 80,000. Sunder Jewellers’ owner Mahender Khurana, too, confirmed they were the same persons.

A case under Sections 380 (theft) and 420 (cheating) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) has been registered against the accused at the Sector-34 police station.

During Ardhna her interrogation she jumped off the first floor of the police station building in a bid to escape from police custody, on Monday. The police have booked her for attempt to suicide.

Aradhna suffered fracture in both legs. The incident took place when Aradhna, who was being interrogated in a room, located on the first floor of the police station, asked to go to the washroom.

She then jumped from the first floor of the building in a bid to escape from police custody.

Police officials claimed that a probe was marked to find out negligence on the part of police personnel.

The woman police official raised the alarm and the injured accused was rushed to Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32, for treatment.

A case under Sections 224 (resistance or obstruction by a person to his lawful apprehension) and 309 (attempt to suicide) of the IPC has been registered against the accused at the Sector 34 police station.

Her mother, Rita Verma, was sent to judicial custody on August 14.

The police, meanwhile, have received inputs from Jalandhar and Ludhiana also about the involvement of the two women and one male member in similar theft cases.

 

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