Watch video: Man snatches woman's 'Magalsutra' as she shoots Instagram reel

The video shows the woman leisurely walking along the street, engrossed in filming her reel, when the biker seizes the opportunity to snatch the gold mangalsutra.

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Indirapuram: In a disturbing incident captured on video, a woman in Uttar Pradesh's Ghaziabad fell victim to an unidentified biker who snatched her mangalsutra while she was filming a reel on the roadside. The shocking footage depicts the biker swiftly approaching the woman, grabbing the chain, and speeding away, leaving both the victim and bystanders in disbelief.

Swift crime caught on camera

The video shows the woman leisurely walking along the street, engrossed in filming her reel, when the biker seizes the opportunity to snatch the gold mangalsutra without causing harm to the woman. Despite the victim's attempts to chase the perpetrator, the biker manages to escape before apprehension.

Police response

Prompt action was taken following the incident, with authorities registering a case against the biker, as reported by news agency ANI. While the investigation is ongoing, the brazen nature of the theft has sparked concerns about the safety of individuals in public spaces.

Earlier incidents of chain snatching

This incident adds to a series of chain-snatching crimes reported across various regions. Recently, in Madhya Pradesh, an elderly woman became a victim of chain snatching in a residential area, highlighting the audacity of criminals. The assailant swiftly robbed the woman standing at her doorstep before fleeing the scene.

Heightened vigilance urged

With such incidents on the rise, there is a pressing need for heightened vigilance among communities and law enforcement agencies. The brazenness of these crimes underscores the importance of robust security measures and public awareness campaigns to ensure the safety of citizens, particularly vulnerable individuals.