Incidents of snatchings continue to haunt the capital and its suburban cities. On Wednesday in Gurgaon, two motorcycle-borne men slapped a 61-year-old man and snatched a gold chain from his wife.
The incident occurred right outside the couple’s DLF City Phase III house around 7.10 a.m. The victim, K.L. Raheja, was entering his house with his wife after a routine morning walk.
"As I stepped up the ramp of the iron gates of my house, a young man emerged from nowhere and slapped me on the left side of my face with great force. Before I could do anything, the same youth jumped at my wife and snatched her gold chain. He then rushed to a Bajaj Pulsar motorcycle on which another youth was already sitting. The duo sped away in a fraction of a second," Raheja said.
The couple lives with their son, Gaurav who works for a multinational telecommunication company.
He said the incident was more than just the loss of a gold chain for his mother.
“The incident shows the criminals in Gurgaon have become so daring they can enter your house and commit a crime without any fear of law enforcement agencies,” he said.
His father said he had shouted after the robbers struck but none in the locality dared to go chase them down. The security guards and police officials who reached the spot were of no help, he said.
Assistant Commissioner of Police (DLF) Sumit Kuhar said a number of professional snatcher gangs were on the prowl in Gurgaon and the surrounding areas.
“Unfortunately, DLF City and other colonies here are well connected to roads leading to Delhi. The criminals come riding in motorcycles and cars and sneak into neighbouring Delhi within minutes,” he added.