Pakistanis Rescue Indian Housewife from Chain-Snatching Incident in Dubai

Pakistanis Rescue Indian Housewife from Chain-Snatching Incident in Dubai

Two Pakistani men helped Dubai Police arrest another Pakistani man trying to steal a chain from an Indian woman in Bur Dubai. Learn more below

Two Pakistani men rescued an Indian woman from a chain-snatching incident in Bur Dubai in November 2019. The 32-year-old woman was walking down the road with her daughter when a 23-year old Pakistani man tried to snatch her chain and injured her neck in the process. As per Dubai Court of First Instance’s official records, another 41-year-old Pakistani man, sitting nearby, observed the situation. According to a report in Gulf News, he said in the records, “I saw her walking with her daughter and the defendant pulling the chain from behind her neck. He failed in his attempt and escaped. But the woman was yelling for help. So I chased him on foot with another man for about 500 metres and overpowered him.”

The accused had a pepper spray with him but the two managed to restrain him and eventually handed him over to Dubai Police patrolling the area. The defendant has confessed to his act and the final verdict will be given by the court on 8th March.

Dubai Police are regularly patrolling all parts of the emirate in order to reduce crime and foil any such theft or robbery attempts. Recently, they ran ‘Positive Soul', a community-centred initiative to reduce crime rates in targeted neighbourhoods. In 2019, the first phase of the initiative helped reduce the crime rate index by 39.2 percent in Al Twar, where eight sports events and 13 awareness lectures helped reach out to 6,963 people. The initiative’s second phase, conducted in Satwa, reduced the crime rate index to zero, via five sports events and six awareness lectures, reaching 3,372 beneficiaries.

More recently, Dubai Police also won the UAE SWAT Challenge, achieving the highest overall score in various challenges conducted over a period of five days, competing against 64 teams from 26 nations.

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By Ayesha Hoda
Ayesha Hoda is a senior communications professional and writer, currently based in Dubai, UAE.