In Rajmahal and Tinpahar in Jharkhand’s Sahibganj district, there are ‘colleges’ that train kids to steal cellphones. Learn extra
Ranchi: In Rajmahal and Tinpahar in Jharkhand’s Sahibganj district, there are ‘colleges’ that train kids to steal cellphones.
Kids educated listed here are despatched to massive cities and metros. Then gang leaders assign them areas and monitor their work.
A gang of cellular phone thieves
The Ranchi police lately arrested 4 minor members of a gang of cell phone thieves. Police additionally seized 43 stolen cellphones.
A 17-year-old gang member advised police that he was additionally arrested in 2020 for stealing a cell phone and was then detained for 4 months in a juvenile house in Bihar’s Buxar district.
One other member of the gang, who was solely 11 years outdated, stated he was additionally concerned in cell theft earlier and was detained for 11 days at a juvenile house in Bhagalpur, Bihar.
For crimes comparable to theft, kids are detained in juvenile properties for brief durations. The police do not ask a lot about them both. Even minors usually are not tortured or persecuted throughout their time period.
“Aim and reward”
The arrested gang members advised the police that they steal 8-10 cellphones every single day. Their reward for every cell phone theft is fastened.
Relying on the model and price of the cell phone, they cost Rs 1000 to Rs 2000 per handset.
Older members of the gang reside across the kids. After stealing the cellphones, these children give it to the older members. When a lot of stolen cellphones are collected, the gang chief takes them to Sahibganj.
Dad and mom additionally take part in it
Kids concerned in cell theft work with parental consent. Many of the kids come from poor households. They’re primarily from Tinpahar, Taldhari and Maharajpur of Sahibganj district (Jharkhand) and Baranpur, Hirapur, Asansol of Bardhaman district of West Bengal.
The arrested kids advised the police that they discovered the best way to steal cellphones in Tinpahar and Rajmahal. Their boss Suraj, Chandan and others taught them the methods of stealing cellphones. After coaching they had been delivered to Ranchi.
Vegetable and each day markets, in response to them, are one of the best locations to steal cellphones as a result of they’ll simply disappear from there after finishing the duty.
In keeping with a senior police officer, the stolen cellphones are being transported to Bangladesh and Nepal. Inside a 12 months, greater than 30 minor members of such gangs had been arrested in Ranchi alone.
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