CHENNAI: A 24-year-old techie from Punjab lost her bag containing cash, a costly mobile phone and office ID card to an auto-rickshaw driver in front of the busy Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital (RGGGH), here on Monday morning.
According to eyewitnesses, the woman arrived at Central railway station and was in the process of hiring an auto-rickshaw to Thoraippakkam where she resides, when the incident took place around 4.45 am. The woman (name withheld as per the request of the victim) got the money from a relative at Kotturpuram and proceeded to Central by MRTS to meet another relative.
Meanwhile, she negotiated for a reasonable fare to go to Thoraipakkam. Since the driver did not budge from the tariff quoted, she boarded another auto. That was when she found her bag open and suspected the man to have filched her mobile phone and her office ID card. Subsequently, she preferred a complaint with Flower Bazaar Police station where Community Service Register (CSR) receipt was issued initially.
When contacted the woman said she was confident of identifying the person who snatched her bag.
“I have reported the theft of the mobile phone device to the manufacturer company and hope that I would get a notification if my device is used again,” she said.
Meanwhile, police maintained that the bag’s flyer was open and that the bag was not snatched.
“The bag remained open. She could have lost the money anywhere even on train. However, we have asked Flower Bazaar Police to register a case on her complaint”, an official privy to the investigation noted.