Published On : Sun, Mar 29th, 2015

Three victims of mugging during the Ram Navmi celebrations

Nagpur: For bandits, thieves and muggers, opportunity plays an important part and they make the most of it too. Usually when devotees, especially Hindu women go out to the temple, they adorn themselves with gold ornaments. This offers an excellent opportunity for the muggers to way-lay these innocent victims. In three cases that occurred on March 28, 2015, the victims were way-laid by muggers who were on two-wheelers and had stopped the two-wheelers on which the victims were riding with their husbands and had snatched their gold ornaments and escaped the scene.

In the first case which occurred on March 28, 2015 at around 3:30 pm, the victim identified as Shobha Varghat aged 55 years and a resident of Rishikesh Town-3, Duplex No 31, Bhilgaon, Nagpur was returning home from Vaishali Nagar to Rishikesh Town. When she neared Bhilgaon area, two youth in the age group of approximately 25-30 years came riding on a black coloured Bajaj Pulsar vehicle and snatched her gold chain (Mangalsutra) costing Rs 35,200/- (Rupees Thirty Five Thousand two hundred).

On the basis of the complaint lodged by Shobha Varghat, Woman Assistant Police Inspector Manwale of Yashodhara Police Station registered a case under sections 392 and 34 of Indian Penal Code against unknown offenders and is investigating the case.

In the Second case which occurred on March 28, 2015 at around 11:35 pm, the complainant identified as Satish Daulatrao Gaurkar aged 45 years and a resident of Near Mahakalkar Mangal Karyalaya in Duttatreya Nagar, Nagpur was returning home after witnessing the Shobhayatra of Ram Navmi on their two-wheeler. Near the Over-Head Water Tank of Duttatreya Nagar, two unidentified youth came riding on a black coloured Karizma Motorcycle and snatched the gold chain (Mangalsutra) costing Rs 20,000/- (Rupees Twenty Thousand) of his wife seated in the pillion seat.

On the basis of the complaint lodged by Satish Daulatrao Gaurkar, Police Sub Inspector Fulakwar of Shakardhara Police Station registered a case under sections 392 and 34 of Indian Penal Code against unknown offenders and is investigating the case.

In the third case which occurred on March 28, 2015 at around 10:00 pm, the victim identified as Laxmi Vyenkatesh Ambilduke aged 57 years and a resident of Plot No 39, Block-C, Ramna Maroti Nagar, Nagpur was returning home from Gopal Nagar after attending to a seventh month of pregnancy celebrated by her relative. She was seated in the pillion seat and her husband was driving their Honda Pleasure motorcycle. When they reached the spot hit opposite to Petrol Pump near NIT Complex, two youth in the age group of approximately 25-30 years came riding on a black coloured motorcycle and snatched her gold chain (Mangalsutra) costing Rs 50,000/- (Rupees Fifty Thousand).

On the basis of the complaint lodged by Laxmi Vyenkatesh Ambilduke, Police Sub Inspector Gajbhare of Nandanwan Police Station registered a case under sections 392 and 34 of Indian Penal Code against unknown offenders and is investigating the case.