In her statement to the police, the victim said the accused barged into her third-floor apartment in Bandra (West) wearing a purple shirt and blue jeans. Hours after the crime was reported on Monday, officers reached Ansari’s Reay Road house and found that he had not returned home the previous night.
Informers told police that they had seen Ansari in Bandra on the night of the incident. Based on this, Ansari was picked up and the shirt recovered. “We are now investigating whether the shirt is the same one described by the victim. She had said that the accused’s shirt was torn from the right shoulder,” said an officer, who did not wish to be named.
Officers said Ansari had entered her flat carrying a mobile phone and Rs 5,000, which he had allegedly robbed from the house of a senior citizen at Ambar Apartments in Bandra. He then allegedly looted the victim of her camera, 5 euros, 30 GB pounds, Rs 100, gold-plated earrings and a watch. He also stuffed the victim’s nighty in his jeans pocket before fleeing, police said.
The police are now trying to recover the loot to match with the list of stolen items given by the victim. Officers claimed that Ansari is not cooperating in the probe and changing his statement. “We will continue the search for the loot after an identification parade,” one said.
The police have booked Ansari under Sections 452, 392, 376, 377, 506 (2) for house trespass after preparation for hurt, assault and wrongful restraint, robbery, rape, unnatural offence and criminal intimidation.
A separate FIR has been filed against him for robbery and house trespass at Ambar Apartments.