Woman's Chain Looted at Guwahati Club During Morning Walk
The terrifying incident occurred on JB Lane Road near Guwahati Club. Preeti Sharma, the owner of the chain, had it taken from her at knife point.
GUWAHATI: In an incident that highlighted the insecurity faced by women in the city, two miscreants snatched a gold chain from a woman early on Monday as she was out for a morning walk. Those responsible for the daring , according to sources, rode up on a bike and threatened to kill the woman by brandishing a machete. The chain was then abruptly removed from her neck.
The terrifying incident occurred on JB Lane Road near Guwahati Club. Preeti Sharma, the owner of the chain, had it taken from her. Inquiries into the incident have already been opened by the Latasil police.
In a recent event that took place in the month of October, a mobile phone thief stole a phone from a student of NEF Law College in the Bhangagarh region and ran off. The student had advertised his phone for sale on OLX. Later, in Bhangagarh, he met the potential buyer, Asif Khan. Asif grabbed the student's phone, advised him to use a nearby ATM to withdraw the agreed-upon sum of $30,000, and then escaped on a scooter without making restitution.
According to the Officer In Charge (OC) of Bhangagarh Police Station, the burglar, a Hedayatpur resident, subsequently listed the stolen phone for sale on OLX and that is when he was apprehended.
Thieves in Guwahati have begun using internet platforms to dispose of stolen devices as cellphone thefts have increased.
In a separate incident, Guwahati Police detained a mobile phone thief in the area of the Jalukbari flyover on November 1 at around 1:00 PM. The individual has been identified as North Guwahati resident Ranjit Sonar, 28, of Amingaon.
The Jalukbari Police Outpost made the following comments to the media: "After stealing a mobile from a 55-year-old Boko resident who was boarding a bus, Sonar was apprehended by police. When our police officers were on duty close to the flyover, we caught him in the act. Sonar has stolen a mobile before, and this is not the only instance."
According to sources, a lawsuit had been filed and Ranjit Sonar was asked to appear in court on November 2.