2 injured as robbers hold family hostage in Srinagar, accused arrested: Police

A screen grab of the video showing family members of the injured siblings addressing to media in Srinagar on February 11, 2022.

Srinagar: At least two females of a family were wounded after robbers in a bid to attempt robbery held a family hostage in Mominabad locality in central Kashmir’s Srinagar district this afternoon.

A close relative of the victimized family Global News Service that the incident took place around 1:00 pm when male members of the family were out for prayers.

“We had gone for prayers and as learned by the locals that two robbers have in the meanwhile entered the house in a bid to carry out robbery”, he said adding “However once they (robbers) failed to meet the motive on receiving resistance from the females’, they (robbers) held them hostage besides injuring two females with knives.”

The duo, he said, has received injuries in the nose and arm and was being administered with necessary treatment.

Meanwhile, Srinagar Police in a tweet said; “The accused namely Umer Yousuf Wani who trespassed a house and tried to attack two girls in Batmaloo area has been arrested by police in a swift action. Crime against women will not be tolerated at all”.


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