CHENNAI:A 27-year-old woman lost 15 sovereigns of jewels and Rs 50,000 in cash in Puzhal on Wednesday after a duo posing as social workers allegedly sprayed some chemical making her lose consciousness. The woman’s husband, a private contractor, was away at work when the incident happened.
Police said Anitha of Lakshmipuram answered the door to two persons who claimed to be coming from an orphanage in the city and sought donation. Anita refused saying she had a toddler to take care and asked them to leave. The duo persisted and requested her to donate at least a couple of used clothes, which was also refused by her. The two then asked for a glass of water to quench their thirst.
As she turned around to fetch water, she fainted and the last thing she remembers was that she was hit on the head and some chemical sprayed at her from behind. She was eventually revived by a relative who visited her in the evening. Based on her complaint, a case was registered by Puzhal Police. The cops, however, dismissed the chemical spray theory and claimed the woman might have lost the jewels elsewhere and was making up the robbery incident.
139 Sovereigns Stolen
A 36-year-old man was arrested in Tiruvannamalai for stealing 139 sovereigns of gold from his employer on Wednesday.
Abdul Mujid, who was employed as a driver by Anandan (52), a merchant in Kosamadu Street, for several years, confessed to the crime after he was arrested by the police.