Chain-snatching incident re-surfaces in city

Chain-snatching incident re-surfaces in city

August 6, 2019

Bike-borne miscreants target elderly women, snatch gold chains worth about Rs.1.8 lakh

Mysuru: After a brief lull, bike-borne chain-snatchers, who targeted lonely elderly women in separate incidents, have snatched gold chains weighing about 60 grams and worth about Rs.1.8 lakh in city last evening. 

In the first incident, bike borne miscreants have snatched a gold chain weighing about 35 grams from 60-year-old Manjula near a park at JSS Layout here between    4 pm and 4.15 pm.

The victim had gone for a walk at a park in JSS Layout and was returning home, when the miscreants snatched her gold chain and sped away.

Udayagiri Police have registered a case.

In the second incident, just 15 minutes after the first chain snatching incident, bike-borne miscreants have snatched a gold chain from 55-year-old Umashankari on Vairagya Marga in Siddarthanagar between 4.30 and 4.45 pm. It is suspected that the same bike-borne miscreants may have committed the crime.

The victim, Umashankari, had been to a shop and was returning home, when the bike-borne miscreants snatched her 25 grams gold chain and sped away on the bike. 

Nazarbad Police, who rushed to the spot, conducted mahazar and have registered a case.


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