Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Good Samaritan chases down chain-snatchers Gets stabbed, but pins one thief to the ground while the other flees

Good Samaritan chases down chain-snatchers
Gets stabbed, but pins one thief to the ground while the other flees

Trying to help an elderly woman landed a 24-year-old man in hospital.
After hearing cries of the woman for help, Hitesh Sawant ran after the two robbers who had threatened her at knifepoint and then snatched her gold chain. He chased and caught them but one of them stabbed him in his left shoulder. One of the robbers fled the spot but the other he caught was handed over to the Malad police.
The arrested accused has been identified as Wilfred Joseph and the accused on the run as Rizwan.
According to the police, the incident took place on Sunday at around 5.30pm when 42-year-od Sumitra Bablya Kumbhar was heading to Malad (East) through the Chincholi Phatak over bridge with her daughter-in-law, Archana.
Senior inspector Avinash Jadhav of the Malad police said, “The thieves threatened Kumbhar at knifepoint and asked her to hand over her chain. When she resisted, they slapped her and snatched it. They tried to flee but she raised an alarm.”
Sawant chased and caught up to the robbers but was stabbed in his left shoulder. He still managed to catch one of them. People passing by then took him to Siddharth Hospital.
The accused was handed over to the Malad police. In her statement, Kumbhar added that the robbers started running away when they saw the public approaching.

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