A 27-year-old Manipur girl was killed when she fell out of an autorickshaw while fighting off mobile thieves at Thane in Maharashtra.

Police have nabbed the two culprits from their hideout in Bhiwandi town, an official said on Friday.

As per reports, victim Kanmila Arangsew Raising and her friend Lalngursangi Cheuchema Famchun, were working with a spa salon in the Viviana Mall in Thane.

Planning to return home after work around 8 p.m. on Thursday, the duo caught an autorickshaw.

As the auto was passing near the Teen Haath Naka junction, two motorcycle borne youths suddenly tried to snatch her phone, but as Kanmila tried to save it, she fell on the road from the running auto while the two thieves sped off in the darkness.

Kanmila suffered serious injuries on her head.

Lalngursangi rushed her to the Highway Hospital where the doctors advised to take her to the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj in nearby Kalwe.

She was declared dead while on treatment around 9.40 pm.

Naupada Police Station registered a case following the incident and subsequently arrested the accused of the incident.

“We nabbed the duo from their homes in Bhiwandi. They are Parvez Momin Ansari, 20, and Sohail R. Ansari, 18. We are ascertaining their past criminal records,” a news agency quoted Senior Police Inspector Anil Mangle as saying.

Kanmila was at home in Manipur since the past nearly three months due to the lockdown and had come Mumbai along with her three sisters earlier this week.

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