Thieves steal ban­gles from vic­tim

Mid Day - - #DEATHTRAP - SAMIULLAH KHAN samiullah.khan@mid-day.com

WHILE sev­eral com­muters and vol­un­teers rushed to help out in the res­cue op­er­a­tion at El­phin­stone Road sta­tion, there were a few sin­is­ter characters that preyed on the dead. In this vis­ual, two men are seen re­mov­ing gold ban­gles from the arm of a de­ceased, iden­ti­fied as Su­malata Shetty.

Kan­jur­marg res­i­dent Shetty, along with a close friend Su­jata Alwa, had gone to Dadar mar­ket to pick up flow­ers ahead of Dussehra. The duo was re­turn­ing home when they found them­selves stranded on the foot over bridge at El­phin­stone Road sta­tion. Shetty and Alwa were un­able to exit the sta­tion and be­came vic­tims of the stam­pede.

Jew­ellery miss­ing

Ac­cord­ing to one of their neigh­bours Ganesh Shetty, when the fam­ily went to claim their bod­ies at KEM hos­pi­tal, they re­alised that the gold jew­ellery worn by Shetty and Alwa was miss­ing. Neigh­bours and fam­ily mem­bers were shocked when they dis­cov­ered pic­tures on so­cial me­dia where a man is seen re­mov­ing ban­gles from the hand of the de­ceased.

“It is dis­gust­ing. I can­not be­lieve that some­one can stoop to this level. In the pho­to­graph we can see a man who is trying to re­move the ban­gles from Su­malata’s wrist. We have tweeted the pho­to­graph to the Chief Min­is­ter, Mum­bai po­lice com­mis­sioner and Chief Min­is­ter hop­ing that he would be ar­rested soon,” said Ganesh Shetty, a neigh­bour.

Two men are seen steal­ing the gold ban­gles from the de­ceased’s arm. While one holds up her wrist, the other is seen squeez­ing the ban­gles off her hand

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