Youth nabs chain snatcher after a 2 km bike chase in Borivali
A 22-year-old good samaritan came to the rescue of an elderly woman who was targeted by two miscreants on a bike. The duo had snatched her gold chain and tried to flee.
Around 10 pm on Monday night, 67-year-old Shakuntala Jaikumar had left her house to go to the nearby provision store. The incident occurred while the Borivali resident was on her way back from the shop.
While returning, two men on a bike saw her crossing the road and tried to take advantage of the situation by snatching the golden chain off her neck and fleeing with it. Shakuntala tried to go after them, but the accused pushed her back and sped away. Fortunately, her cry for help was heard by 22-year-old Sarang Kharat, who was sitting on his bike a few meters away.
After realising that the bikers had stolen something from the woman, Kharat chased the duo on his bike for around 2 km. When he came close, he nudged the rider, causing him to lose control of the bike and fall from it. After the duo fell, the pillion rider ran away, but the rider was caught.
With the help of locals, Kharat managed to take the rider to Borivali police station. The accused, identified as Aftab Mohammaddin Shaikh, is a resident of Malwani, Malad. He has been booked under Sections 394 and 34 of IPC and currently in police custody. His bike has also been impounded.
Borivali police are questioning Shaikh to identify the pillion rider, who managed to get away with the chain. Cops informed Shakuntala about the arrest and her family was glad that someone stepped up to the thieves.
Officials are positive that they will be able to arrest the other accused and return the chain to the senior citizen soon.