Mumbai woman slashed, robbed during morning walk

Two assailants on a motorcycle attacked a woman on her morning walk at Marine Drive on Friday morning. The victim, a resident of Tardeo, was immediately rushed to Bombay Hospital with wounds on her elbow and both the wrists, the police said.

Marine Drive
Marine Drive, where a woman on her morning stroll was slashed after she resisted the two men who tried snatching her phone

Meher Jaan Mohammad Lamberaj (32), a resident of MP Mill compound, Tardeo, was taking a stroll at Marine Drive on Netaji Subhash Chandra Marg. She had her earphones on, and was listening to music on her phone that was kept in her pocket. When she was walking on the footpath opposite the Air India building, two men on a red Pulsar came from behind her, and tried to snatch her phone.

“The incident took place around 5.45 am in the morning. When the victim resisted the thieves, they slashed her wrist and elbows,” said Rameshwar Suple, Senior Police Inspector at the Marine Drive police station. As the other people on their morning walks rushed to the victim’s rescue, the accused escaped on their bike.

The victim was taken to Bombay hospital. She is presently out of danger. Meanwhile, the police have started their search for the accused. The police say that the attack might have taken place due to a personal rivalry, as according to them, most chain snatchers usually don’t stab their victims. “We are investigating the matter from all angles,” said Suple. 

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