Held transgender admits to robbery in Pune
PUNE: A 22-year-old transgender, arrested on Saturday for robbing a student’s gold ring worth Rs50,000 on Senapati Bapat Road, admitted to robbing Rs5,000 from another person at the same spot earlier on January 4. The robbery happened around 9am at the foothill region of the Chatushrungi temple on Senapati Bapat Road where the 34-yearold woman was waiting for her husband, police said. The woman from Balewadi has lodged an FIR with the Chatushrungi police.
The police said the suspect had approached her seeking alms. Initially, the woman did not pay him heed, following which the suspect started pursuing the woman for money. He started abusing her and even spit in front of her.
“To get avoid further interaction with the person the woman took out her purse to give him Rs20,” the officer said. While the woman was rummaging through her purse the suspect snatched it, took out Rs5,000 and fled.
After the successful attempt, the suspect and his accomplice on Saturday afternoon targeted a 25-year-old student, who had just visited the Chatushrungi temple and was about to enter a mall on the road. “When she opened her purse to give the suspect money, he and his accomplice snatched her gold ring worth Rs50,000 and fled,” the officer said.
The crime branch of the Pune police swung into action and arrested the 22-year-old transgender from Hadapsar. “We are probing whether the suspect had robbed anyone else,” the officer said.
Courtesy : TNN