Snake charmers rob woman by frightening her

Ghaziabad, July 20 :

Three snake charmers looted a woman of a ring and other gold ornaments here after frightening her with a snake, police said.

The incident took place Saturday in Windsor market at Shipra Sun City in Indirapuram area of Ghaziabad.

The woman works as a manager at a retail store and was going to office, when a snake charmer approached her and showed her a snake from his basket.

The snake charmer waved the snake near her face and demanded her ring. His two accomplices arrived at the spot and gagged the woman’s mouth. One of them took away the other ornaments she was wearing, and all three fled the spot, police said.

The driver of the auto-rickshaw, in which the woman had come to the market, informed police that the snake charmers called an accomplice – by the name of Rajesh – over phone and planned to go to his place in Mayur Vihar.

Police raided the place and nabbed Rajesh and recovered the woman’s ring.

The two accomplices are on the run, and raids are being conducted to nab them, said police inspector Rashid Ali from the Indirapuram police station.


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