Mangaluru: Chain-snatching Spree Continues – When Will We Learn a Lesson?

Mangaluru: There have been so many cases of chain-snatching reported in the media in the recent past, so much so that a column might have to be reserved to report them on a daily basis.


In the latest incident, a woman from Bondantila on the outskirts, lost her four-and-a-half sovereign gold chain while on her way to work on Saturday morning. Shashikala (45), service representative of Shri Dharmasthala Rural Development programme, was walking from home towards Permanki to catch a bus.

Three persons overtook her in a bike and went over a small distance. After making sure that nobody else was around and that she was wearing a heavy gold chain, they turned the bike back and came close to her. One of them snatched her chain and sped away in the bike.

It is difficult to comprehend as to what, in spite of regular cautions issued in the media, makes women, the senior ones in particular, dare to wear expensive gold ornaments while moving about in deserted areas, especially early in the mornings and late evenings. Why their family members do not ensure that the seniors would not face risks or why the seniors are not being escorted is hard to understand.

On the other hand, why women have to invite trouble by wearing flashy and heavy gold ornaments when going to buy milk, vegetable or provisions is also something that everyone should think about. There would be people who might say the police are slack in their duty and that the law and order situation is deteriorating.

The police cannot be everywhere. It is the citizens’ duty to take care and precautions in the modern times, when greed takes the prime spot. To be forewarned is to be forearmed.

The police have begun an awareness campaign asking people to take care. But it seems to be of not much use. The practice of wearing heavy gold in lonely areas continues and the chain-snatching incidents also are recurring.

When will we learn a lesson?

Never-ending ‘chain’!

Mangaluru: Woman’s Chain Snatched While Walking on Ullal Railway Platform

Mangaluru: Chain Snatched from Woman Waiting for Bus in the Heart of City

Mangaluru: Chain-snatching Incident Reported from Suburban Thokur
Mangaluru: Same Old Story! Woman’s Rs 42,000-worth Gold ChainSnatched by Bike-riders
Kundapur: Daylight Chain-snatching in Tallur and Bhatkal – Handiwork of Same Bikers?
Mangaluru: Woman Loses 6-and-a-half Sovereign Chain to Snatcher on Vithoba Road
Mangaluru: Asking for Drinking Water, Stranger Snatches Senior Woman’s Gold Chain
Mangaluru: Pandeshwar Police Arrest Chain Snatcher Edwin Dinesh
Bantwal: Bike-riders Snatch Chain from Woman, Only to Find it to be an Imitation Piece!
Mangaluru: Shiva Bagh a Favourite Target for Chain-snatchers? Another Incident Proves So…
Mangaluru: Chain of Gold-snatching Cases Continues – Another Instance in Shiva Bagh
Mangaluru: Two More Chain-snatching Cases – When will Women Learn a Valuable Lesson?
Mangaluru: Chain-snatching Incidents Continue in City – Woman Loses Gold Worth Rs 4.80 Lakh
Mangaluru: Two Incidents in City Confirm an Alarming Rise in Chain-snatching Activity
Mangaluru: Bikers Wanted to Know the Way, but Snatched Woman’s Chain away! 

Moodbidri: Gold Worth Rs 1.50 Lakh Snatched from Woman on Way to Gantalkatte Church
Mangaluru: Now it’s a Male’s Turn to be Target of Chain-snatching!
Mangaluru: Woman’s Chain Snatched while Sweeping Yard in Souterpet
Puttur: Two Incidents of Chain-snatching in a Day – Same Culprits Likely
Kinnigoli: Woman Loses 32 Gms Piece of Chain to Snatchers near Pakshikere
Mangalore: Homemaker’s Gold Chain Snatched on Pretext of Asking for Water
Mangalore: Teacher Waiting for Bus at Bhatrakodi Loses Chain Worth Rs 1.50 Lakh to Snatchers
Mangalore: Senior Woman’s Gold Chain Snatched from River Bank in Adyar
Karkala: Woman Loses Chain Worth Rs 1 Lakh to Snatcher in Anekere
Manipal: Chain Snatched from Woman at Anant Nagar while on Morning Walk
Bantwal: Woman on Way to Loreto Church Loses 7 Sovereign Gold to Bike-riding Snatchers
Sullia: Chain Snatched from Lonely Woman by Young Man Riding Bike at Adkar
Mangalore: Chain-snatchers Continue to Rule – Pedestrian Woman of 84 Loses Gold
Mangalore: Teacher Waiting for Bus in Pandeshwar Loses Chain to Snatchers
Mangalore: Chain of Gold-snatching Incidents Appears Never-ending!
Mangalore: Chain-snatchers Strike again – Woman Loses Gold at Mathadakani
Mangalore: Woman’s Gold Chain Snatched by Bikers in Vas Lane
Moodbidri: Another Incident of Chain-snatching in Broad Daylight
Udupi: Woman from Pernal Loses Rs 1.5 Lakh Gold Chains to Snatchers
Kundapur: Bike-riding Duo Snatches Gold Chain from Woman
Mangalore: Woman’s Chain Snatched while Walking in Suvarna Lane
Mangalore: Chain-snatching Incident in Valencia – Value Rs 1.30 Lakh
Mangalore: More Chain-snatching Incidents in City
Mangalore: ‘Chain’ of Gold-snatching Cases at Secluded Places Continues
Udupi: Gold Chains Worth Rs 1.4 Lakh Snatched from Woman
Udupi: Chain-snatcher with Past Record Nabbed by Hebri Police
Udupi: Man Involved in Kadabettu Chain-snatching Arrested at Shirva
Udupi: Cash and Ornaments Snatched from Woman’s Vanity Bag
Udupi: Chain-snatcher Caught by Public at Volakkad
Mangalore: Chain-snatcher Caught on Spot by Public
Mangalore: Chain-snatcher Duo Arrested during Vehicle Check

Leave a Reply

Please enter your comment!

The opinions, views, and thoughts expressed by the readers and those providing comments are theirs alone and do not reflect the opinions of or any employee thereof. is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the readers. Responsibility for the content of comments belongs to the commenter alone.  

We request the readers to refrain from posting defamatory, inflammatory comments and not indulge in personal attacks. However, it is obligatory on the part of to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments to the concerned authorities upon their request.

Hence we request all our readers to help us to delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by informing us at Lets work together to keep the comments clean and worthful, thereby make a difference in the community.

Please enter your name here