Bag Bearing Money Snatched From Tanzanian Family Visiting India For Son’s Treatment

A Tanzanian family visiting Indian capital New Delhi for a medical purpose is struggling to survive as their bag was snatched on April 8, Saturday, which had good money for treatment in local currency.

The family of four is in India for the treatment of one-year-old son of Arif, a Tanzanian national of Indian origin, at B.M. Kapoor Hospital. They are staying at a hotel in Channa Market since arriving on March 9.

One of the members said they are left with just $50 after the snatching and they still have two weeks left in India.

Arif is a resident of Dar es Salaam and his small baby had complain of urinary tract infection. His wife and mother-in-law too have accompanied him to the country for medical treatment.

Local police said two bike-borne men targeted the family on April 8 and snatched the bag that was in the hands of Arif’s mother-in-law then. The two fled towards Pusa Road. FIR has been registered in the Karol Bagh police station in the matter under Indian Penal Code (IPC) sections 356 and 34.

Afif said the Indian police is not cooperative with them and he himself obtained the CCTV footage from the nearby ara.

Police said the registration number of the bike is visible in the footage and a team is working to crack the case.

Arif said to have visited the Tanzanian High Commission and has filed a complaint, which has been forwarded to the ministry.

Arif’s wife said they don’t know what will happen once the leftover money too finishes up.

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