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Man robbed of cash, ornaments worth over Rs 9 lakh

Thane: A 64-year-old man was robbed of cash and jewellery worth over Rs 9 lakh by unidentified men on a passenger train when he was returning to Mumbai with his family after attending his granddaughter's wedding in Allahabad, police said today.

The incident took place last month and a case was registered on June 12 with Thane GRP, which recently transferred it to Vartak Nagar Police station here. The robbers fled with the booty on June 10 when the Mumbai-bound family was travelling in Howrah Mail along with the bride. Her jewellery in two rexin bags comprising Rs 22,000 cash, 220 grams of gold ornaments and 10 grams silver worth Rs 9,05,140 were stolen, Sr PI Vartak Nagar police station Nitin Bangale said today.

The family of Mathukdhari Mishra, a resident of Oswal Park here, came to know about the theft when they returned home after dropping the bride in Bhayander and found the cash and ornaments missing from the bags, which were cut open using a blade. A case was registered on Wednesday under section 379 of the Indian penal code and further investigations are underway.

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