Hyderabad, March 15: Two chain snatchers on a bike robbed a woman in broad daylight at a crowded area in Malkajgiri after throwing chilli powder on her eyes and fleeing with her mangalsutra on Saturday. The woman was on her way to pick up her children from school.
According to police, the victim Mamidla Lavanya resides at Mallikarjuna nagar and her children Anish Kumar and Ritesh Kumar study in Seven Hills High School at Malkajgiri. On Saturday morning, as usual, around 11.30 am, she was going to the school to pick her children when two persons on a bike approached her from behind. The rider, wearing a helmet, asked her the address of Seven Hills High School. When she was asking them to follow her as she was going to the same school, the pillion rider took out chilli powder and threw it on her eyes and face.
Even before she could realise what had happened, they snatched her gold chain weighing three tolas and fled the spot.