According to The Times of India, 44-year-old Latha was riding with her daughter to their home in Gopalapuram and was approaching Anna Salai when the incident occurred. The assailants allegedly rammed the rear of the scooter at around 9.45 pm and the mother and daughter fell. They then took advantage of this confusion to grab at least 13 sovereigns of gold jewellery worth Rs.3 lakh from the victims.
“Latha said she did not fully comprehend what had happened till the robbers raced away,” an investigating officer told TOI. “Other motorists then halted to help Latha and her daughter. By then, though, it was too late to chase the culprits. They continued in the direction they were heading and had vanished in the traffic,” he added.
Following this, others present in the vicinity helped them up. Investigators reportedly suspect that the two men tailed the scooter ahead of the crime. Latha was under the impression that she had met with an accident and was not aware of the conspiracy behind her fall.
Police have however already obtained security camera footage from commercial establishments near the Anna Salai flyover. They have also requested the US Consulate General for CCTV footage to identify suspects.
Source: The News Minute