70-year-old man robbed of ₹4.94 lakh in a bus in Mumbai
Mumbai city news: Raghuram Shrinivas Aaichal, 70, works for a private firm. He was asked by his employer to withdraw cash from three banks in south Mumbai. Aaichal stays in a rented apartment at Kamothe in Navi Mumbaimumbai Updated: Jul 11, 2017 00:01 IST
The Azad Maidan police are looking of two men who stole Rs4.94 lakh from a senior citizen on Thursday.
Raghuram Shrinivas Aaichal, 70, works for a private firm. He was asked by his employer to withdraw cash from three banks in south Mumbai. Aaichal stays in a rented apartment at Kamothe in Navi Mumbai.
An officer from Azad Maidan police station said, “Aaichal left his residence at 10.30am and withdrew Rs7.94 lakh. He took a bus for CST from Pedar Road.”
Aaichal claims that he heard two passengers talk about someone dropping their money.
“He said that the two passengers who were seated behind him, were talking about money, which had been left behind in the bus, but he didn’t bother to look behind because he thought it was a trap,” added an officer. “He thought that looking behind would confirm that he had a lot of cash with him and he may be robbed.”
After he got off the bus, he checked his bag and found some money missing from his bag.
Aaichal informed his employer about the incident and reported it to the Azad Maidan police station, who registered a complaint. A case was lodged under Section 379 (punishment for theft) of the Indian Penal Code. The police have formed teams to nab the culprits.
An officer said, “We know the names of the two men sitting behind Aaichal. We have informed our sources and are trying to catch them.”