Chennai: A group of women nabbed a man and gave him a sound thrashing when he attempted to rob a chain from one of them near Gummidipoondi, 50 kms from the city on Tuesday.
Police sources said that a group of women from Pancheti village near Gummidipondi were walking towards a temple around 9 am when the incident happened.
They were trudging along the Grand Northern Trunk road when a man trailing them on a motorcycle attempted to snatch the five sovereign gold chain from one of the women.
However, the woman held onto her chain. The other women quickly rushed to her aid and they managed to catch hold of the man’s shirt even as he attempted to ride away. The man lost balance of the vehicle in the melee and suffered a fall.
Police sources said that the women, about five of them rounded him up and beat him black and blue before handing him over to the police.
The man was identified as Yuvaraj (30). Investigations revealed that he is a resident of Koduvalli village off Thamaraipakkam kootroad.
Police said that he was in an inebriated condition when he was handed over to them and also recovered packets of ganja from him. Enquiries are on to find if he is involved in any other criminal cases. Kavarapet police registered a case against him. He was produced before a court and remanded in judicial custody....