Asian Games gold medallist Swapna Barman's mother loses chain to snatchers

The incident occurred Saturday evening at Noapara locality in Sadar block of the district when she was going to visit an ailing relative, police said.

Published: 09th September 2018 01:10 PM  |   Last Updated: 09th September 2018 01:10 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

JALPAIGURI: Two men on a motorbike snatched a chain from the neck of Asian Games gold medallist heptathlete Swapna Barman's mother who was pillion riding a two-wheeler in Jalpaiguri district, police said Sunday.

The gold chain was gifted to her mother Basana Barman by Swapna around seven months ago.

The incident occurred Saturday evening at Noapara locality in Sadar block of the district when she was going to visit an ailing relative, police said.

Two men came in a motorbike from behind and one of them snatched the chain when her two-wheeler was slowing down at the side of the road.

After Basana Barman lodged a complaint, Jalpaiguri Superintendent of Police Amitabha Maiti visited her house.

No one was arrested yet, police said.

Swapna is the first Indian heptathlete to win a gold in Asian Games when she secured the top position in Jakarta on last month.

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