Drug-addict siblings held for burglary

July 21st, 2011 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) A brother and sister duo, in their 20s, was arrested here for carrying out a burglary, police said Thursday. The two committed many petty crimes to pay for drugs.

Sagar, 25 and Mona, 27, who live in a slum in Holambi Kalan area of west Delhi, were arrested from Andrews Ganj in south Delhi with stolen articles, Deputy Commissioner of Police Chhaya Sharma said.

“The siblings are in a habit of consuming drugs. They told us that they took to criminal activities to afford drugs,” Sharma added.

Their arrests came following a call at Police Control Room regarding a theft in Defence Colony Wednesday.

The two were spotted near a park, but as soon as they saw the police, they left their bags behind and tried to flee, but were arrested.

“Sagar is a school dropout, who fell in the company of drug peddlers. Soon, he and his sister began to take drugs,” Sharma said.

They began by stealing articles like clothes from houses, iron rods and taps, but gradually started committing burglaries.

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