Brave Khalsa College student chases after chain snatcher, hands him over to police
With no means of surviving in the city, a man from Tamil Nadu tried to snatch a gold chain from a college student in Sion, only to get caught and sent to the police.
According to reports, the accused had arrived in the city just two days prior to the incident. The man, identified as Maharaja Mani Pillomar, was promised a lucrative job in the city by a friend, which prompted him to leave his house and travel to Mumbai.
However, after spending just two days with his friend, he was asked to pay for his stay and leave. In a desperate attempt to make some money, Pillomar tried to steal a gold chain from a passerby.
A second year Arts student of Khalsa College, Krutika Devkar, was on her way back home last week when Pillomar tried to snatch her chain near Mankikar Marg in Sion. Unfortunately for the accused, the chain did not come off easily.
When he tried to run, Devkar chased after him. After following him for a few hundred metres, she nabbed him with the help of a local, Vijay Yadav.
The 33-year-old was then handed over to the police and booked under Section 393 (attempt to commit robbery) of the Indian Penal Code.
Following his arrest, police had to call translators to take his statement as Pillomar was unable to communicate in English or Hindi.
He was produced in Bhoiwada court and later remanded to police custody.
Just last month, Sion police had arrested a 22-year-old who had snatched a gold chain from an elderly in broad daylight. The incident had been caught on CCTV, which helped cops trace the culprit.