Waylaying innocent people and stealing from them has become a common occurrence. The criminals have started becoming more daring and manage to steal money and other valuables from innocent people.
In the first case which occurred on December 29, 2014 at 9 am, the victim Rishabh Manjo Umate aged 19 years and a resident of Plat No 102, Sai Colony, Pardi Nagpur was walking on the CA Road. When the victim neared Chandrahar Bar, two accused accosted him and demanded his wallet and mobile phone from him. When the victim refused to hand over the mobile phone and his wallet, the accused hit the victim with a knife on his thighs. After injuring the victim, the accused snatched the mobile phone and the wallet and escaped the spot.
The victim reached Lakhadganj Police Station and lodged a complaint against the accused. The victim claimed that he had only Rs 250 in cash inside his wallet and his mobile phone cost Rs 5050/- making the total amount looted from the victim to Rs 5300/-. The victim is undergoing treatment at IGGMC (Mayo) Hospital.
On the basis of the complaint lodged by the victim Rishabh, Police Inspector Rathod of Lakhadganj Police Station registered a case against the accused. After investigation, he apprehended one of the accused identified as Ghanshu alias Ghanshyam Prabhakar Gaurikar aged 25 years and a resident of an area near Bahuli Well, Panchpaoli. However the second accused could not identified till the filing of the story. PI Rathod has filed a case under section 394, 34 of IPC against the accused.
In the second incident which occurred on December 29, 2014 at 2:50 pm, the victim Veena Gyanchandra Kukreja aged 56 years and a resident of Plot No 360, Sindhi Colony, Khamla was walking home after withdrawing money from the Union Bank of India, Telecom Nagar Branch. When she reached a spot near Plot No 46 of NELCO Housing Society, two men aged around 30 to 32 years who came on white coloured Honda Activa like vehicle snatched her hand bag and fled the scene. The victim claimed that the purse contained Rs 10,000/- which she had withdrawn from the bank, her cheque book and pass book.
She immediately rushed to Rana Pratap Police Station and lodged a complaint. On the basis of her complaint, PI Tiwari registered a case under section 394, 34 of IPC and is investigating further.