Published On : Wed, Jun 21st, 2017

Bike-borne goons on chain-snatching spree, 4 women robbed

Motorcycle-borne goons went on chain-snatching spree in different areas of the city. The miscreants robbed four women of gold chains and mangalsutras collectively worth Rs 1.82 lakh within a span of 24 hours.

In the first incident, two bike-borne ruffians targeted Nandini Prasad Deshmukh (49), resident of Plot No. 122, near Ravindra Sabhagruh, Pandurang Gawande Nagar. Nandini was going to attend marriage reception of her friend Archana Ghagde’s daughter being held at Arjan Sabhagruh, Pande Layout, Khamla on Tuesday evening. She was going to the venue walking. Midway, two unidentified miscreants riding a black motorcycle came near Nandini and snatched gold mangalsutra and necklace worth Rs 52,800 she was wearing around her neck.

Pratapnagar PSI A S Thool has booked the two chain-snatchers under Section 392, 34 of the IPC and searching for them.

Similarly, Dr Alka Arun Chaturvedi, Professor & Head of the Post Graduate Teaching Department of Botany, RTM Nagpur University, was returning home after morning walk. Around 6 am, a motorcycle-borne unidentified robber came from behind in front of her house at Plot No 186, Bajiprabhu Nagar. The goon snatched a gold chain worth Rs 40,000 worn by her. Before she could raise an alarm, the robber sped away. Ambazari Police registered a case under Section 392 and started investigation.

In the third incident, an unidentified youth looted a gold mangalsutra worth Rs 40,000 from Subhadradevi VVR Swami (69) in front of Yashoda School on Gajanan Mandir Road in Rana Pratap Nagar area. A resident of Plot No 17, HRG Colony, Subhadradevi was on a morning walk.

Similarly, Aruna Dinkar Deshpande (70) of Friends Layout No 4 near Plot No 31, was robbed of gold mangalsutra worth Rs 50,000. A resident of Plot No 31, Ravindra Nagar, Aruna Deshpande lodged a complaint with Pratapnagar police. On the basis of the complaints lodged by Subhadradevi and Aruna Deshpande, cops have registered separate cases under Section 392 of the IPC and launched a search to nab the chain-snatchers.