HYDERABAD: A 42-year old woman was allegedly pulled down from a two-wheeler by two unidentified persons, as they attempted to snatch her gold chain.
She sustained minor injuries and was taken to Osmania General Hospital while a case was registered at the Sultan Bazaar police station.
The incident occurred at around 1 a.m on Tuesday when the victim, T Haritha, along with her husband Venkatesh and 10-year old daughter were on their way from their residence in Chikkadpally to sister’s house in Malakpet. Two unidentified men started following their vehicle.
“The duo started abusing and threatening them, and in the process tried to snatch the chain. The woman fell down and the snatchers could not hold on to the chain,” police said. The victim said that she would identify the snatchers if she sees them again.
A case under Sections 394 (Voluntarily causing hurt) and 511 (attempting to commit offences punishable) of Indian Penal Code has been registered.
In another incident, a man walked into a private office in Musheerabad police limits, sprinkled chilli powder on the face of a woman employee and snatched her gold ornaments weighing about 6 tolas. The Musheerabad police registered a case under section 392 (robbery) of the IPC.
According to Musheerabad police, the incident took place at around 4 p.m. The victim, Anasuya (53), in her complaint said that one person threw chilli powder at her inside the office and took away her mangalsutra weighing 3.5 tolas and another gold chain weighing 2.5 tolas. The office is situated near e-seva office in Ramnagar.
“We are checking all the CCTv footage available. We suspect the victim escaped in a Yamaha FZ bike,” SI Ravi Kumar said.