Tribune News Service
Dera Bassi, July 26
An elderly woman of Dera Bassi was robbed of a gold bangle by three car-borne women, who sought help from her on the pretext of giving water to an ailing co-passenger, yesterday.
The incident happened around 6.30 am near Nagar Kheda Temple when the victim was out for a walk.
Nirmala Rani (63), a resident of Sadhu Nagar, realised that she had been robbed after reaching home when she narrated the incident to her husband Krishan Lal Upneja. The victim said two women were sitting in the rear seat and one in the front seat of a white-coloured car that was being driven by a youth. The car came from the Tehsil road side, took a U-turn and halted near the temple.
One of the women sought help and showed a disposable glass that needed to be filled from the temple. When the victim tried to get hold of the glass, the miscreants held her hand and gently dragged her while cutting the gold bangle weighing 25 gms on her wrist, she said. Soon, the car-borne occupants drove toward the bus stand side, leaving the victim perplexed.
The Dera Bassi police have registered a complaint and the investigation has begun.
On the Saturday morning, three women and a man allegedly robbed Dhakoli resident Balwinder Kaur (54) of her gold bangle after dragging her into their car near Bauli Sahib Gurdwara in Dhakoli around 7.30 am.
On July 13, four unidentified women robbed a Noida resident of her gold bangles near Patiala Chowk in Zirakpur. Victim Amarjit, a resident of Noida, had come to visit her niece in Zirakpur. In her complaint to the police, the victim stated that she boarded an auto-rickshaw from Patiala Chowk. Four unidentified women also boarded the auto. After a while, the women deboarded the auto-rickshaw and started walking towards a car waiting for them. The victim later realised that her gold bangles had been stolen.
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