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Inbrief; In 45 mins,three chain-snatchings in Mahim

Three separate cases of chain snatchings were reported in Mahim in less than 45 minutes on Wednesday and gold chains worth Rs 1.71 lakh were stolen.

In 45 mins,three chain-snatchings in Mahim

Three separate cases of chain snatchings were reported in Mahim in less than 45 minutes on Wednesday and gold chains worth Rs 1.71 lakh were stolen. The first incident took place near Khar when 61-year-old Azija Haidri was on her way back home. “Haidri was headed back home when her car stopped at a traffic signal. An unidentified person approached the car and snatched a gold chain worth Rs 66,000 from her neck and fled. Haidri approached us and filed a complaint,” said an officer from Mahim police station.

In the second incident,Smita Joshi’s gold chain worth Rs 55,000 was snatched by two motorcycle-borne men while she was walking near the Monal Lane on Senapati Bapat Marg in Mahim. In the third incident,60-year-old Annie D’Souza’s gold chain worth Rs 50,000 was also snatched by unidentified motorbike-borne men. Senior inspector Ramrao Desai of Mahim police station said they have the description of all the accused. “We have their descriptions and are probing the case. We suspect three different gangs were responsible for the cases,” said Desai.

School security guard found dead

A 65-year-old security guard at a school in VP Road area of south Mumbai was found murdered on Thursday. The deceased has been identified as Parmeshwar Naidu. The incident took place on the premises of M K Munshi municipal school,the police said. Senior police inspector Rajendra Chavan said,“We received a call and a team was sent. Naidu had multiple stab wounds on the chest and abdomen. A case of murder has been registered against unidentified persons.”

5 parked motorcycles catch fire in Dharavi

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Five motorcycles caught fire allegedly due to a short circuit in Dharavi on Wednesday night. The incident took place near the Holi Maidan where the vehicles were parked.

An officer from Dharavi police station said,“We rushed to the spot and fire tenders were also called in. The flames were doused immediately. An accidental fire report has been registered.” Fire officials said a short circuit might have started the fire. “We suspect a short circuit. We are probing along those lines,” said an official from the Dharavi Nagar fire station.

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