Woman robbed of gold chain in Mumbai, 3 heldUpdated: Oct 24, 2020, 00:42 IST
Sakinaka police on Thursday arrested three men for allegedly robbing a 38-year-old woman of her gold chain worth Rs15,000 near JP Hospital on Andheri-Kurla road.
The accused have been identified as Shivaji Nagar resident Pir Mohammad Shaikh, 23; Govandi resident Arar Abdul Khan, 18, and Kurla resident Adil Shaikh, 21.
According to the complainant Afsana Shah, an autorickshaw ran over her daughter Gausia’s foot while the duo had been for a walk. While she was tending to her daughter’s injury, two bike-borne men snatched her chain and fled the spot.
“After Shah raised an alarm, two people came to her help and chased the accused on their bike. One of them also contacted the police control room, following which a team from Sakinaka police station intercepted the accused and arrested Shaikh and Khan,” said a police officer from Sakinaka police station.
During their questioning, the police discovered that Adil who is an autorickshaw driver, was Shaikh and Khan’s accomplice and he had caused the accident to divert Shah’s attention. The police then arrested him from his home in Kurla.
The trio have been booked under sections 392 (punishment for robbery), 279 (rash driving or riding on a public way), 337 (causing hurt by act endangering life or personal safety of others) and 34 (common intention) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). Adil is also booked under section 134 (a) (b) [duty of driver in case of accident and injury to a person] of Motor Vehicles Act, 1988.