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2 more women attacked by chain snatchers in suburbs

In less than 24 hours, two incidents of chain snatching were reported across the western suburbs of Mumbai. Puja Changoiwala reports.

mumbai Updated: Jan 25, 2012 01:34 IST
Puja Changoiwala

In less than 24 hours, two incidents of chain snatching were reported across the western suburbs of Mumbai.


On Monday, a 35-year-old woman was robbed of two gold chains by two unidentified men on a motorcycle in Vile Parle (East).

The police said the victim, Deepa Vijendra Shakhdipi, a resident of Dahisar (East), was on her way home in a taxi from her workplace at Kalina when the incident occurred.

“Around 5pm on Monday, Shakhdipi was travelling in a taxi at Hanuman Road in Vile Parle (East) when two unidentified men on a motorcycle appeared on her side of the vehicle. The pillion rider snatched her chain and fled the spot,” said inspector S Varal of Vile Parle police station.

As the two unidentified accused tried to flee the spot, Shakhdipi, a research analyst at a firm in Kalina, directed the taxi driver to follow them. “We did follow them for a distance, but because they were on a motorbike, they escaped easily,” said Shakhdipi. Shakhdipi, who lost two chains collectively worth Rs90,000 in the incident, then filed a complaint with the Vile Parle police station.

In a similar incident, a 48-year-old woman was robbed of a gold chain worth Rs 60,000 around 5.30pm in Kalina on Monday.

The victim, Shobha Meena Saliyan, a resident of Kajupada in Sakinaka, was waiting for a rickshaw near her friend’s residence when the incident occurred.

“While Saliyan was waiting for a rickshaw in Sundarnagar at Kalina in Santacruz (West) to go back home, an unidentified man came running towards her, snatched her chain and fled on a bike with an accomplice who was waiting for him at a close distance,” said sub inspector V Salgaonkar of Vakola police station.