Chain snatcher arrested

KATHMANDU: Police on Wednesday arrested a man on charge of snatching a gold chain from the neck of an elderly woman.

The suspect has been identified as Lal Bahadur Mahara (30) of Melamchi Municipality-13 of Sindhupalchok district.

Police said that Mahara had snatched the gold chain of Dipa Kumari Chaulagain (60) of Bhotechaur-1 at Kattike of Sindhupalchok on Wednesday on the pretext of giving her a lift.

Following the incident, locals took Mahara under control and informed the Metropolitan Police Circle, Sankhu.

Further investigation into the incident is underway, police said.