The police have also sketched the face of the robber with the help of his victims -Bharathi and Prema- and circulated it among the locals and would be displaying it in railway stations, that fall in the route from Tiruttani to Chennai.
Investigation officer of the case and Inspector of the GRP, Perambur, Sekar said, they had sketched the face of the robber with the help of Bharathi and Prema. “Both sketches match the descriptions given by the victims. We will put up the sketch in all the railway station from Tiruttani to Chennai Central Station,” said the IO. He added that they would also stick the sketch in other stations in the district and urged the public and commuters to help the police nab the accused.
Prema (43) and her sister-in-law Bharathi were robbed when they were travelling from Tiruttani to Arakkonam in EMU train around 9 pm on Tuesday last. The robber, who was covering his face using a handkerchief, had assaulted Bharathi when she resisted him. The miscreant took away around 30 sovereigns of jewelleryand about `13,000 cash from the two women. He jumped off the train when it slowed down near Melpakkam and escaped. Though special teams have been constituted to track down the accused, he is still eluding police arrest.
Meanwhile, in Puliyamangalam Railway Station, an unidentified youth threw chilli powder on a 41-year-old Integral Coach Factory (ICF) staff’s face and snatched five sovereigns of jewellery on Sunday.
B Selvarani of Puliyamangalam, working in the store department in the ICF in Perambur in Chennai, was waiting for the EMU train to Avadi, along with her brother Stanley’s daughter Prithi (8). Selvarani’s neighbour’s daughter Rekha (20)had come with her to the railway station to help her board the train. The three were sitting on the platform when a youth in his mid 20s came from behind and threw chilli powder on them. Before Selvarani realised what was happening, the miscreant snatched her chain and took to his heels.
On seeing this, two persons selling snacks in the station tried to catch the youth but he disappeared within a few minutes. The Government Railway Police attached to Arakkonam station filed a case in this regard and launched an enquiry. The police suspect the hands of the accused who robbed two women commuters a few days ago, in this case too.