Courageous woman helps nab snatcher in Bhopal

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Bhopal
  • Updated: Aug 25, 2014 21:19 IST

A woman's courage and an auto-rickshaw driver's alacrity led to the arrest of a robber who was escaping after snatching her gold chain.

The incident occurred in Shivaji Nagar on Monday. The complainant, Uma Yadav, 42, was on her morning walk when the robber targeted her, snatched the chain and ran away.

Show of courage by a woman and an auto-rickshaw driver's alacrity led to the nabbing of a robber, who was fleeing after snatching gold chain of the woman at Shivaji Nagar on Monday early morning.

However, the braveheart chased the snatcher. An auto-rickshaw driver, Surendra, saw the woman chasing the snatcher and he also went after him. Finally, the looter was caught near Machna Colony. More people also came out and the snatcher was caught.

He was identified as Vipin Benjamin, 28, a resident of Itarsi. The gold chain was recovered from his possession. A knife was also found in his pocket. The police have arrested him. He is being interrogated.

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