The chain-snatching, it certainly appears, has become a plaything for the criminals, and a nightmare for the victims. The crime daringly refuses to decline and also exposes helplessness of Nagpur Police in accepting the daring challenge. Two more women lost their precious “Mangalsutra” collectively worth Rs 1,05,000 in separate incidents.
According to police, in the first incident, the victim Amrapali Sidharth Gedam (29), resident of Kukde Layout, Near Shakti Kirana Stores, Nagpur, was going to Chandramani Nagar along with her daughter by walking for attending an engagement ceremony at about 2000 hours on Friday. When Amrapali and her daughter reached near T-Point in Chandramani Nagar, two unidentified youths in the age group of 20-25 years and riding a black-coloured motorcycle came from behind and snatched the “Mangalsutra” Amrapali was wearing and fled the spot speedily. The “Mangalsutra” was worth Rs 55,000. Amrapali immediately lodged a complaint with Ajni Police Station in this connection. The Ajni API Kulwant booked the unidentified criminals under Sections 392, 34 of the IPC and probing the matter further.
In the second incident, the complainant Girish Achyutrao Londhe (57), resident of Central Excise Colony, Pratap Nagar, along with wife Gouri (50), was returning home on their scooter (MH-31/Y 6723) from Gajanan Mandir, Swawalambi Nagar. When they reached near Water Tank in Pande Layout at about 2130 hours on Friday, two unidentified persons, riding a motorcycle came from behind and grabbed the “Mangalsutra” Gouri was wearing worth Rs 50,000. Girish Londhe lodged a complaint with Pratap nagar Police Station in this connection. The Pratap Nagar Senior PSI Bhende booked the unidentified chain-snatchers under Sections 392, 34 of the IPC and is searching the criminals.