A 72-year-old ayurvedic doctor was attacked at her South Mumbai-based office by an unidentified person on Tuesday afternoon. The accused entered her office on the pretext of being a carpenter and fled with her bag after attacking her.
According to police officials, the victim, Dr Madhukanta Nandkishor Badshah, is a resident of Breach Candy. She sustained a head injury after the attack. The incident took place inside her clinic on the third floor of Badshah Apartment, 400m from the main Pydhonie police station.
In her statement, Badshah told the police that she left her residence in the morning, reported to a court in South Mumbai for work, and later went to the Central Bank of India before reaching her office. Police officials believe that the accused followed Badshah and monitored the area before attacking the senior citizen.
“Badshah stays in Breach Candy along with her 102-year-old mother. She was alone when the incident took place. While she was entering the clinic, the accused approached her from behind and said he was a carpenter and that someone from the office had called him,” said an officer from Pydhonie police station requesting anonymity.
Badshah the asked the accused who had called him. As he couldn’t answer convincingly, she grew suspicious and asked him to leave.
“While leaving, the accused grabbed her bag. As she didn’t let go of it, he pushed her and hit her on her head. The bag contained valuables worth Rs8,000,” said an officer.
The accused has been booked under sections 394 (voluntarily causing hurt in committing robbery) and 452 (house-trespass after preparation for hurt, assault or wrongful restraint) of the Indian Penal Code. Police officials have formed teams to track him.
- June 2016: 77-year-old Manjulaben Vora was killed by an unidentified individual. The local police and crime branch have been trying to trace the accused. The police have not been able to ascertain the motive for the murder
- May 2016: Ashok Bhatia, a 73-year-old cloth merchant was waiting at the bus stop near Dadar TT, when a taxi arrived carrying two people. The two asked Bhatia if he needed a lift. The two then got down, said they were Chotta Rajan’s henchmen and forced him inside the taxi at gunpoint. They assaulted him and robbed him of his cash and valuables. They dropped him off on the road near Mulund check naka at LBS Marg
- March 2016: Ghatkopar-based 93-year-old Jeshanmal Kewaramani was killed by a contract laborer, Ajay Jaiswal when he refused to lend Jaiswal money. The accused was arrested from Jaunpur