Maharashtra: Woman robbed after miscreants throw chemical powder on her in Thane; two booked

19 May,2024 04:43 PM IST |  Thane  |  mid-day online correspondent

The police have booked two unidentified persons in connection with the matter, the police said

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A woman was allegedly robbed after two miscreants flung a chemical substance on her in Maharashtra's Thane district. The police have booked two unidentified persons in connection with the matter, the police said on Sunday, reported the PTI.

The duo allegedly stole her bag containing a laptop, police said.

A case under section 392 (robbery) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) was registered at Kolsewadi police station in Kalyan on Saturday, an official said.

The 26-year-old woman, a resident of Mumbai, was on her way to meet her friend in Kalyan at night when two miscreants followed her from the railway station and flung some chemical powder at her. They then snatched her bag and fled the scene, he said, according to the PTI.

The woman was injured in the attack and was administered first aid at a hospital, he said.

Man, son arrested for bid to murder 2 persons after quarrel in Thane

Meanwhile, in an another incident, the police on Sunday arrested a 44-year-old man and his son, both street vendors, for allegedly trying to kill two persons following a quarrel over a banana in Maharashtra's Thane district, an official said, reported the PTI.

According to the PTI, a 27-year-old man, who is a mandap decorator, and his friend purchased a dozen bananas from the vendors in Bhiwandi town on Saturday and made the payment for it.

However, the man's friend later picked up an extra banana from the vendors' basket which led to a quarrel between the two sides, the official from Narpoli police station said.

The person who picked up the banana offered to pay for it, but the argument escalated following which the two vendors allegedly thrashed the two men with iron rods and threatened them with dire consequences if they were seen there again, he said.

Based on a complaint by one of the victims, the police registered an FIR against the two vendors late Saturday night under Indian Penal Code sections 307 (attempt to murder), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 504 (intentional insult to provoke breach of peace), 506 (criminal intimidation) and 34 (common intention).

Both the accused were arrested on Sunday, the police added.

(with PTI inputs)

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