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Coimbatore

Son identifies accused nabbed in chain snatch murder

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City police on Wednesday nabbed the accused who accidentally killed a 37-year old woman while trying to snatch her chain near Thondamuthur on November 18.

The son of the victim helped the police identify the accused, as they did not have enough evidence. The son was riding pillion with the mother when the duo tried to snatch her chain, resulting in her accidental fall that led to her death.

A. Amalraj, Commissioner of Police, said the duo of R. Shivakumar (31) from Edayarpalayam near Kavundampalayam, and S. Chandrabose (24) from Velandipalayam had been involved in various cases of robbery and chain snatching throughout the district. “They have been working together for four years now and have been involved in more than 20 cases,” he said.

He further added that apart from the eye witnesses, the bike used by the duo during the chain snatching bid also turned evidence as they had reportedly used the same motorbike on November 18.

“They were about to dismantle the two wheeler, which is a major evidence. If they had done so, it would have been hard to identify them,” he added.

According to police sources, as many as eight cases in Saibaba Colony police station, four in Vadavalli police station and one in Race Course police station have been registered against the duo. They also have various cases registered against them in various parts of the district and have been actively involved in robbery and chain snatching in areas including Edayarpalayam, Velandipalayam and Vadavalli.

According to officials, wife of Chandrabose had also been booked in a case previously for receiving the stolen property from her husband. Further, they have been recently released on bail after being remanded in a chain snatching case.

The duo that are currently undergoing treatment in the Coimbatore Medical College Hospital (CMCH) after being injured during last night’s chase, could also be booked under Goondas Act as they have been involved in many such cases, police said.

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