Woman caught unawares, robbed of gold bangles in Amritsar

Woman caught unawares, robbed of gold bangles in Amritsar

A gang involved in duping people of their gold ornaments by making them sit in their car has struck again. - File photo

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, October 15

A gang involved in duping people of their gold ornaments by making them sit in their car has struck again. This time, a couple fell victim to a gang that involved two women and a man.

The victim came to know about the theft when the accused fled away from the spot leaving them behind.

Sukhdevi, the complainant and resident of Ram Nagar Colony in the Islamabad area, said she came to pay obeisance at Mata Lal Devi Temple in the Rani Ka Bagh area along with her husband. She said as they were entering the temple, a Swift car approached them, in which two women were sitting at the back seat, while a man was driving the car.

She said the two women called her and told her that they have come to seek a marriage proposal in their area and requested them to sit in their car for a few minutes to get more information. She said her husband sat next to the driver’s seat, while she sat with the two women at the back. She said after half an hour, one of them said she was not feeling well and asked the couple to go out of the car, as she wanted to puke. She said she and her husband came out and the accused fled in the car.

She said they could not understand what happened at that time and later found that her two gold bangles were missing. A complaint was lodged with the Civil Lines police, which have registered a case under Sections 379 and 420 of the IPC against unidentified persons in this regard.

Ironically, this is not the first such instance. Earlier, too, similar incidents with same modus operandi have occurred and the police have failed to nab the suspects so far. A couple of months ago, an anganwari worker was robbed of her gold bangles with the same modus operendi from near the same temple.

The police authorities said investigations were underway, while there was no breakthrough so far.

Modus operandi

Sukhdevi of Ram Nagar Colony said she came to pay obeisance at Mata Lal Devi Temple in the Rani Ka Bagh area along with her husband. She said as they were entering the temple, a Swift car approached them, in which two women were sitting at the back seat, while a man was driving the car. Two women called her and told her that they have come to seek a marriage proposal in their area and requested them to sit in their car to get more information. She said her husband sat next to the driver, while she sat with the two women at the back. She said after half an hour, one of them said she was not feeling well and asked the couple to go out of the car, as she wanted to puke. She said they could not understand what happened at that time and later found that her two gold bangles were missing.

Not the first time

Ironically, this is not the first such instance. Earlier also, similar incidents with same modus operandi have occurred and the police have failed to nab the suspects so far. A couple of months ago, an anganwari worker was robbed of her gold bangles with the same modus operendi from near the same temple.

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