Kalahandi: ‘We have orders from the top. Please remove your jewellery.’ This was enough for a three-member criminal gang to trick an elderly woman and loot gold ornaments from her in broad daylight in the busy streets of Bhawanipatna in Kalahandi district.
Reportedly, the miscreants intercepted one Ramkali Agarwal and asked her to remove her jewellery in the guise of checking while she was returning home. Though Agarwal initially refused, the miscreants tricked her and decamped with the gold ornaments. It was later found that they had exchanged duplicate jewellery with the original ones.
The entire incident has been captured in CCTV camera installed at the crime spot.
“They (miscreants) asked me to take out all my jewellery saying that they had orders from the top. Later, they handed me duplicate ornaments,” said Agarwal.
Coming back home, Agarwal narrated the entire incident before her family members following which a complaint was lodged at the Town Police Station.
“My mother had gone to the Mausi Maa temple yesterday when the three miscreants looted two gold bangles, ring and a chain by tricking her. We have registered a complaint and the entire act has been captured in the CCTV,” said Rabin Agarwal, complainant.
An investigation is currently underway.