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Woman resists snatchers, killed

Two robbers slit a 39-year-old woman’s throat and stabbed her husband in Mumbai on Tuesday while the couple was out on a morning walk.

mumbai Updated: Oct 28, 2009 00:14 IST
HT Correspondents

Two robbers slit a 39-year-old woman’s throat and stabbed her husband in Mumbai on Tuesday while the couple was out on a morning walk.

Beena Dedhia was pronounced dead at KEM Hospital; her husband Jatin (41) is in the ICU.

The attack took place at Parel, half a kilometre away from the Kala Chowki police station. Jatin runs a grocery store in Lalbaug.

The police said the robbers were on a motorcycle and threatened the couple with a knife, demanding that they hand over their valuables and money.

“Jatin obeyed and handed over a gold chain and Rs 3,000, but Beena resisted, and the robber [riding pillion] slashed her throat,” said Ramesh Poman, senior police inspector, Kala Chowki police station.

The police said Jatin tried to hail a cab, but the driver did not stop.

“A few minutes later, a biker noticed Beena bleeding and called the police control room,” Poman said. The control room alerted the Kala Chowki station.

The police said the assailants were yet to be identified.