Anganwadi teacher dies as criminals try to snatch purse in Amritsar
A anganwadi teacher was killed on Monday after she fell from her scooter as two men snatched her purse from outside the police commissioner’s office in Amritsar.
The woman’s 26-year-old daughter, who was driving the scooter, was injured in the incident. Police said Paramjit Kaur, the deceased and her daughter were returning home from Putlighar when they were targeted by the snatchers.
As per eyewitnesses, the mother-daughter duo fell from the scooter and Paramjit’s head hit a road divider, resulting in her death on the spot. Kiranjot also sustained injuries on her head and face.
“We got call at 6.30 pm from an unknown person who informed us about the accident,” said Paramjit’s son Gurpreet Singh. “When I reached the hospital, I was told that my mother had died. My sister has suffered severe injuries on her head,” he added.
Deputy commissioner of police (investigation) Jagmohan Singh reached the hospital and recorded Gurpreet’s statement.
Paramjit’s husband Malkit Singh, who is tubewell operator in the municipal corporation, said the mother-daughter had gone out for marriage shopping. Police were yet to register a case till the filing of the report.