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Woman drugs man on platform, steals ATM card; two held

According to the GRP crime branch, the accused, Sarla Sadanshiv, a Diva resident, approached the 30-year-old complainant while he was waiting for a train at Kalyan station.

mumbai Updated: Apr 28, 2019 02:32 IST
Megha Sood
Megha Sood
Mumbai
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A 24-year-old woman, who allegedly befriended a commuter at a railway station, offered him sedative-laced biscuits and then stole his valuables, was arrested by the special task force of the Government Railway Police (GRP) on Friday.

A 24-year-old woman, who allegedly befriended a commuter at a railway station, offered him sedative-laced biscuits and then stole his valuables, was arrested by the special task force of the Government Railway Police (GRP) on Friday. The police have also arrested her 32-year-old accomplice.

According to the GRP crime branch, the accused, Sarla Sadanshiv, a Diva resident, approached the 30-year-old complainant while he was waiting for a train at Kalyan station, around 10pm on April 17. She started chatting with him and the two exchanged numbers. They spoke on the phone and agreed to meet at the same platform the next day.

On April 18, the two met around 10pm and while talking, Sadanshiv offered him cream biscuits. Five minutes after eating it, the complainant started feeling dizzy. When he was unable to walk, Sadanshiv offered to drop him home and they boarded a train towards Dombivli.

When the train reached Kopar, they got off. Sadanshiv then called her aide Sayyed Abbas. They allegedly stole the complainant’s phone, cash and ATM card and left him at the station.

After coming to his senses, the victim approached the Kalyan GRP and an FIR was registered against the accused under 328 and 379 of the Indian Penal Code. The next day, Sadanshiv swiped the victim’s card at a jeweller’s shop and bought a gold mangalsutra worth ₹1.29 lakh. “We arrested Sadanshiv and Abbas from Diva, where they resided,” he said. said Santosh Dhanvate, senior inspector, GRP crime branch.

First Published: Apr 28, 2019 02:32 IST