Passers-by Chase, Nab Chain-snatching Woman

Published: 18th December 2015 05:05 AM  |   Last Updated: 18th December 2015 05:05 AM   |  A+A-

BANGALURU: A 27-year-old woman was chased by locals and nabbed after she snatched an elderly woman’s gold chain in K G Nagar on Wednesday.

Police said the woman, identified as Ishwari, is a habitual offender. The incident took place around 4.30 pm when  Annapurnamma (81), a resident of Raghavendra Colony, was on her evening walk. Ishwari approached her on the pretext of seeking directions, threw chilli powder at her face and threatened her at knife-point not to raise alarm. She then snatched her gold chain and took off.

However, a few passers-by grew suspicious when she started running, and chased her. K G Nagar police took Ishwari into custody and during interrogation, she is said to have confessed to multiple counts of chain-snatching and even a house burglary in Kamakshipalya.

Mobile Thief  Chased Down

In another incident, a 21-year-old man was chased down by traffic police and the public after he snatched a mobile phone from a woman on Mysuru Road in Chamarajpet on Thursday.  

The accused is Salman Pasha, a resident of Valmiki Nagar who works as a daily wage worker at a goods loading firm. The incident took place in front of Gopalan Mall around 8.30 am when Kavyasri, a resident of Chamarajpet, was waiting for her company cab.

While she was talking on the phone, Pasha snatched it and ran away. She raised an alarm and a passer-by and a traffic policeman chased him down.

Chamarajpet police have booked him for robbery.

Woman Kills Self A 29-year-old woman committed suicide by hanging at her house in Byadarahalli on Magadi Road on Wednesday night. Police suspect it to be a case of dowry harassment. The deceased has been identified as Shilpa, wife of one Jagadish who works at a private company. The couple have a daughter.

Police said Shilpa hanged herself late on Wednesday night. Her body was found by Jagadish the following morning.

There was no suicide note but police said Jadadish had lost a huge sum over betting and was often harassing Shilpa to get him more dowry from her parents. Shilpa’s parents have filed a case against Jagadish with the Byadarahalli police. 


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