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3 women victim to snatchers on bikes

Men on motorcycles snatched gold chains from three women in separate incidents in different parts of the city.

Kanta Roy, 60, was walking along a narrow lane in the Survey Park area on Monday afternoon when two masked men on a motorcycle stopped next to her and took away the gold chain weighing 12 grams that she was wearing. “She felt a hand around her neck and the chain vanished before she could raise the alarm,” said an officer of Survey Park police station.

Four hours later, another homemaker, Joyashree Sengupta, 45, fell victim to snatchers on Jorabagan Road in the Netaji Nagar area.

“A youth riding pillion snatched her gold chain weighing 10 grams and pushed her away. The victim saw the faces of the two youths in their mid-20s,” said an officer of Netaji Nagar police station.

Pallab Kanti Ghosh, the joint commissioner of police, crime, said the snatchers probably belonged to separate groups. “In Netaji Nagar, the bikers were not wearing helmets,” he said.

Early on Monday, two goons on a two-wheeler targeted a morning walker in Watgunge. “Uma Gupta was walking along Ramnath Lane around 6.15am. Two men, their faces hidden behind helmets, came in front of her from the opposite direction and the pillion rider took away her gold chain weighing 10 grams,” said an officer of Watgunge police station.

An officer of the detective department said raids have been conducted in Sonarpur and Baruipur areas on the basis of a tip-off. No one has been arrested yet.

Power supply

Power supply in parts of south Calcutta is likely to get disrupted between 10am and 1pm on Wednesday because of maintenance work by CESC.

Areas that are likely to get affected include DL Khan Road, Dhirendra Nath Ghosh Road, Alipore Park Place, Ronaldshay Road, Sankar Bose Road, Gobinda Auddy Road, Peary Mohan Road, Chetla, Ekbalpore Road and Mayurbhanj Road.