Woman robbed by biker who offered her lift

Kathmandu, May 19

Police have arrested a man on charge of robbing a 60-year-old woman of her gold necklace.

According to officials, Lal Bahadur Mahara (30) of Melamchi-13, Sindhulapchowk fled the scene after snatching away Deepa Kumar Chalagain’s two-tola gold necklace yesterday. But the locals caught and handed over the accused to the Metropolitan Police Sector, Sankhu.

Police have also recovered the robbed necklace.

Mahara offered lift to the woman of Bhotechaur, Kathmandu on his motorcycle from Jarsinghpauwa to Kattike of Shankarapur and took her to a solitary place before robbing her of the gold chain. Officials said she accepted the lift as she could not catch any public vehicle.

Mahara has been charged with robbery. Meanwhile, police said two incidents of property crime were reported in the Kathmandu Valley on Wednesday.

Property worth around Rs 506,000 was stolen from the house of Rabilal Acharya in Milan chowk of Suryabinayak Municipality-6, Bhaktapur. Police said Rs 335,000 in cash and various gold and silver ornaments were stolen from the house of Acharya.

Similarly, cash and gold ornaments worth around Rs 256,000 were stolen from a rented room in Nayabazaar of Kathmandu-16.

According to a complaint lodged with police, unidentified thieves forced their way into the room of Som Prasad Bhatta after breaking the bolt of the door and decamped with Rs 46,000 in cash and various gold ornaments.