Bengaluru: Chain-snatchers target police inspector’s wife

BENGALURU: Two chain-snatchers on a bike attacked the wife of a police inspector and took away a gold chain weighing 70 gm from near her residence at HMT Layout on Monday morning. The inspector, who was inside the house, heard her screams, ran out of the house and chased them for a distance, but could not catch them. The victim, Gangamma, is the wife of Kenche Gowda, who is attached to the police headquarters.  

The incident was captured on a CCTV camera installed at the inspector’s residence. In the footage, the bike with two men is seen coming near the inspector’s house. The pillion rider gets down from the bike and approaches the victim. He pulls the chain and when the victim raises an alarm and resists his attempts, he drags her for a distance from her house, snatches the chain and escapes. The police said that Gangamma had gone out to dump garbage outside her house around 7.30 am. As she was returning home, she was targeted.

The inspector, who was inside the house, heard Gangamma’s screams and rushed out. He chased the bike for a distance, but the two criminals managed to get away. He immediately filed a complaint at the Peenya police station. The Peenya police have taken the CCTV footage and are investigating. In another incident, two bike-borne men, suspected to be the same gang, snatched a 55-gram gold chain in Bagalagunte police station limits on Monday morning.

The victim, Sydhamani, is a homemaker and a resident of Bridavana Layout in Bagalagunte. Around 7 am, she was drawing a rangoli in front of her house when the two men snatched her chain and sped away. The police suspect that it could be the infamous Irani gang behind both incidents.

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