Sister duo injured in a scuffle with the thief in Batamalloo

By Ahmad Majid

Srinagar, Feb 11: Two girls were injured when a knife-wielding thief tried to hold their family hostage in the Batamalloo area of the city here Friday.


Reports said the two girls were wounded when the thief, who tried to hold the female members of the family hostage, met resistance from them in the Mominabad locality of Batamalloo in Srinagar city. 


All the male members of the family had gone for the Friday prayers.


Reports quoting a relative of the family said the incident occurred at around 1 p.m.


“We had gone for prayers after which the thief entered the house. The thief failed to carry out the theft after facing resistance from the females following which, the thief tried to hold the females of the family hostage. During the scuffle, two girls were injured by the thief who had carried a knife,” the relative said.


Police promptly arrived on the spot and, assisted by the locals, managed to arrest the thief, police sources said.


“The accused namely Umer Yousuf Wani who trespassed a house and tried to attack two girls in the Batmaloo area has been arrested by police in a swift action,” officials said.


“The crime against women will not be tolerated at all”, Srinagar police said in a tweet later.


Police said the second accused involved in the attack on sister duo in the Batamalloo area of the city has also been arrested.


“The second accomplice, Habil Yaseen son of Mohammad Yaseen of Dal colony, Bemina has been arrested,” a senior police officer said.

The injured were shifted to the hospital for treatment, they said.


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