News website from Central India-Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh
Free, Fair and Fearless

Jailed dacoit Chanda admitted to hospital, says bandit Gadaria was not her husband

Share this story on :
Dacoit  Chambal dacoit  Woman dacoit  Bandit  Chanda  Gadaria  Gadaria Gang



Ranjeet Gupta

SHIVPURI: Dacoit Chanda, who was member of bandit Chandan Gadaria's gang and was arrested in the past, has been admitted to the hospital.

She has been brought here in police custody for treatment. Sources said that Chanda was ill and the policemen had to take her from jail to the hospital.

Chanda claimed that she was framed by the police. She also said that Chandan was her brother, not husband. "False stories about me were circulated", she said. Chanda also refused to get herself photographed

The bandit Chandan Gadaria was killed in an encounter two years ago. She was member of her gang. Then, Chanda had managed to escape. She remained at large. Later, she was also caught. Now she is in jail.

In a case that was registered against her, it was alleged that she had let her husband and joined the bandits. Barely in a couple of months when she remained with the bandits' band, she had drawn attention of the police.

She said that she was married to one, Vir Pal.  However, her father-in-law used to torture her. "When I got to get back to my home, my cousin brother Chandan would come to meet me. I told him about torture and he got sympathetic. He told me to get into the gang."

Police says that she was initially told that if she joined the gang, she would be as popular as Phoolan Devi and will no longer have to lead a life of misery.

“She was told that abduction for ransom was a sure shot way to make money and hence she joined dacoits”, police add. After arrest, she has been in jail. When she fell sick, she was brought for treatment in the district hospital.

In the hospital's ward, she has been kept amid security. The policemen have been deployed  outside. Chanda had been a member of the dacoit Chandan Gadaria's gang.