Hyderabad: A 58-year-old woman in Jogipet, Sangareddy district fell prey to chain-snatching on Saturday evening. The police have formed a team to verify if the act was committed by any of the previously held offenders from neighbouring districts.
Chandrakala, 58, a housewife residing in Vasavinagar Colony, was on her way back home from a grocery store when the incident took place. Two bike-borne snatchers who were speeding parallel to Chandrakala pulled a gold chain weighing 10 tolas off her neck and fled from the spot. As a result, she fell and suffered minor bruises and subsequently raised alarm.
Based on the complaint filed by the victim, the Jogipet police have registered a case under section 379 (A) of the IPC.
Prima facie, the investigators suspect that the persons involved in the offence could be experienced violators who, in the past, might have been held for similar offences in other areas, so they’re trying to match the photographs recovered from the CCTV footage installed in the vicinity of the crime scene with the photographs of such offenders.
Jogipet sub-inspector N. Venkatesh said, “As per the CCTV footage, the accused were riding a black Pulsar (bike) without a registration number plate. We suspect that previously held offenders might have resorted to the offence. Our teams are on the job to nab the accused.”...