Nagpur: Adopting novel modus operandi in chain-snatching crime, a miscreant robbed a middle aged woman in her house itself. The goon first blinded the woman by throwing chili powder in her eyes and then snatched her ‘mangalsutra’ worth over Rs 5000. Irrespective value of the gold stuff, the audacious act of robbing the woman in her own house rings alarm bells. The incident occurred in Manish Nagar on Thursday evening.
The complainant Ujwala Umakant Firange (48), resident of Plot No. 190, Sunraj Palace, Shilpa Society, Manish Nagar, was alone in her house on Thursday. Around 7.15 pm, Ujwala heard a knock on the main door and thinking her husband had returned home, she opened the door. The moment she opened the door, an unidentified ruffian threw chili powder on her eyes and snatched her ‘mangalsutra’ worth Rs 5000 and fled the spot but not before locking the door from outside. In her complaint to Sonegaon police, Ujwala described the unidentified robber in the age group of 25-30 years, short in height, wearing black shirt and trouser, a black helmet in hands.
Sonegaon PSI Ahmed has booked the accused goon under Sections 452, 392, 342 of IPC and searching for him.