A woman of Udaipur city was targeted by a duo of female chain snatchers for her 20 grams of gold chain here at Dhan Mandi area on Wednesday but their attempt failed when the people caught them red handed and handed them over to police.
The duo of the accused women has been booked under various section of IPC, said Station Head Officer Ratan Chawla.
The accused women were identified by the police as Saroj Patel (25) and Chandrika Patel (30) of Surat. The gold chain has been recovered from the accused and they are still under interrogation.
According to Chawla, the incidence occurred on Wednesday afternoon when an elderly woman Heera Bai of Gokulpura area of Bhopalpura police station circle went to Teej Ka Chowk to shop some vegetables. While the victim was busy shopping, one of the accused came close and started conversing with her and the other snatched the gold chain off her neck.
However, before they could flee from the market, the victim shouts gathered a crowd who chased the accused duo. As it was a busy area, it became difficult for the accused to escape. Few minutes later, a team of Dhan Mandi police rushed to the scene and took the accused women to the police station.
Police is now interrogating the accused duo further to get the information about their nexus and also about the number of similar incidences committed by them in past, Chawla informed.