Delhi: Woman attacked brutally by a gold chain snatcher

A 35-year-woman was injured after being attacked by a man who robbed her gold chain and fled the spot on a motorcycle.

Press Trust of India October 04, 2022 17:57:57 IST
Delhi: Woman attacked brutally by a gold chain snatcher

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New Delhi: According to the Delhi Police, a man who allegedly robbed a 35-year-old woman of her gold chain and attacked her with a knife on her face and back before fleeing the scene on a motorcycle caused her injuries.

According to police, the incident happened on Monday at around 5.30 p.m. in the Bhajanpura neighbourhood of northeast Delhi. The woman, who lived in west Ghonda in Delhi, was riding a rickshaw back to her house from Faridabad with her five-year-old son. She was attacked from behind by a man as she was walking towards her home after getting out of the rickshaw.

She alleged in her statement that the man attacked her in his bid to snatch her gold chain. But resisting his attempt, she held her chain tight. However, he took out a knife and attacked her on her face and back, a senior police officer said. The accused robbed the woman of her gold chain and ran away on the street and fled the spot with his accomplice who was waiting a few metres away on his motorcycle, he said. Later, her brother took her to a hospital, he added.

A case has been registered under sections 394 (voluntarily causing hurt in committing robbery) 326 (voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons or means) and 34 (common intention) of the Indian Penal Code, police said, adding further investigation is underway to nab the accused.

CCTV cameras installed in and around the vicinity of the crime scene are being analysed to identify the suspects and ascertain the sequence of events that unfolded on the day of the incident, police said.

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