Pune: SUV driver attacks man over honking, grabs chain

Times of India | 3 days ago | 24-11-2022 | 09:53 am

Pune: SUV driver attacks man over honking, grabs chain

PUNE: The Dighi police are investigating a 43-year-old transport operator’s complaint stating that a sports utility vehicle (SUV) driver assaulted and robbed him of his gold chain worth Rs 1.5 lakh, following a verbal exchange over the SUV blocking a road in Alandi. The complainant, a resident of Bibvewadi, said he was travelling with his family in a car when he came across the SUV blocking the road. As he kept honking to get the road cleared, he said the SUV driver stepped out of his vehicle and started assaulting him. The complainant stated that the SUV driver then snatched his chain before leaving the spot. An officer from the Dighi police told TOI that the incident took place around 9.30pm on Monday, when the complainant’s family was returning home from Chakan. He said, “The complainant told us that when he started honking at the SUV, its driver stepped out, punched the complainant and tried to drag him out of his car. He could not do so as the latter was wearing a seatbelt.” He added, “The man then snatched the complainant’s gold chain. In the meantime, the complainant’s daughter stepped out of the car and tried to stop the SUV as it was leaving. The complainant also stepped out and took a photograph of the vehicle with his cellphone.” The complainant has given the police the registration number of the SUV. “We have launched a search for the driver,” the police officer said.

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