CHENNAI: on Saturday, a 74-year-old man lost a 6 sovereign gold chain while travelling in an autorickshaw with his wife from Vadapalani.
Police said that two women who were travelling in the same autorickshaw can have stolen the chain. A case was lodged and a search launched for the women.
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Tamil Mani, a retired government official had taken his wife Mangalam to a hospital in Vadapalani after Mangalam complained of chest pain.
As some tests had to be finished, Nurses asked Mangalam to remove her gold chain and other ornaments. Mangalam gave them over to her husband who kept them in his wallet.
After the tests were finished, the duo left for Virugumbakkam in an auto and two women travelling in the same autorickshaw dropped some coins on the floor of the auto.
After Mani helped them collect the coins, the two women deboarded. Tamil Mani observed the chain missing after he and his wife got off. Immediately he told the police.