HYDERABAD: An MBA student, whose marriage is scheduled in the next few weeks and her mother made a vain bid to rob a housewife to get money for payment of dowry. Their attempt was foiled after locals caught the mother-daughter duo and handed them to police.
Around 11.30 a.m on Friday, two burqa-clad women had entered the house of one Kalpana in APIIC Colony under Kushaiguda police limits.
As soon as they entered, they sprinkled chilli powder on Kalpana’s face, gagged her and tried to snatch away her gold. Kalpana, however, raised an alarm on which neighbours came to her rescue.
The mother-daughter duo were identified as Ramadevi (38) and Sharada (21). During interrogation police came to know that Sharada’s wedding was scheduled on March 8 and the groom’s family had demanded Rs 3 lakh as dowry.
“They could pay Rs 2 lakh but another one lakh payment is pending and they were supposed to pay the amount this week. Due to fear that failure to pay might lead to cancellation of marriage, they decided to rob the woman,’’ police said. Police said they knew that Kalpana’s husband left the house at 8 a.m and returned only in the night. No other family member was aware of the duo’s plan.