Nagpur: Two women from outstation were robbed of their gold chains and other valuables worth Rs 1.40 lakh when they were going to Deekshabhoomi to attend Dhammachakra Pravartan Din celebrations on Tuesday.
Urmila Ramesh Ubnare (52), native of Dwarka Nagar, Betul (MP), who had arrived in city to attend Dhammachakra Pravartan Din celebrations, was proceeding to Deekshabhoomi walking. When reached the stretch of road from Kachipura Square to the venue around 12 noon, a miscreant took advantage of crowd and removed gold chain worth Rs 60,000 Urmila was wearing around her neck.
In the second incident, Rama Sidharth Pudke (47) of Venkatesh Nagar, Yavatmal, was relieved of a gold chain, Mangalsutra, ATM card and cash of Rs 10,000 she had kept in her purse. Rama, along with her sisters Kanhopatra Satyavan Dethe (44) and Sheela Gaekwad (50), both of Yavatmal, was standing in queue at Deekshabhoomi for ‘darshan’ around 6.45 pm on Tuesday. An unidentified person filched Urmila’s valuables collectively valued at Rs 80,000 from her purse slyly and vanished in the crowd.
Dhantoli PSI Vadatkar, based on the complaints of Urmila and Rama, registered an offence under Section 379 of the IPC and searching the burglars.