Snatchers Strike Again In Bhubaneswar, Loot Gold Chain From Journalist’s Wife
Bhubaneswar: In yet another brazen incident of crime in the city, two bike-borne men snatched a gold chain worth Rs 70,000 from a woman in Laxmisagar area.
According to reports, the victim is the wife of a Bhubaneswar-based photojournalist working with an Odia daily.
“I was returning from my sister-in-law’s house in Old Town on Thursday. I suddenly realised that my earrings were missing. I was on the street in front of our house searching for the earrings, when two bike-borne men came and the pillion rider snatched my necklace. I tried to resist, but failed to do so,” the victim told police.
Laxmisagar police said they have registered a case of theft and started an investigation.
In the past few months, several loot cases have been reported in the Odisha capital with women being the victims in most cases.
— On November 12, two-bike borne miscreants snatched a gold chain from a woman’s neck while she was riding pillion on a bike with her husband in Kharavela Nagar area.
— A few days ago, an elderly woman plucking flowers from outside the house of her neighbour, was gagged and robbed of her gold earrings by unidentified bike-borne miscreants in Sailashree Vihar area.
— In another incident, a 75-year-old medicine shop owner was brutally assaulted and looted of gold ornaments on the outskirts of the city.
— On October 29, miscreants looted cash and gold ornaments worth around Rs 7 lakh from the residence of a professor of Odisha University of Agriculture Technology (OUAT).