BANGALORE: The son of a former deputy mayor was arrested by Byatarayanpura police for stealing jewellery from a head constable’s house. Interestingly, the latter’s daughter was also involved in the theft and was arrested on Saturday.
The incident was reported in Deepanjali Nagar on October 10. The accused are Vidyadhar (24) and Kavyashree (21), daughter of head constable Krishnappa.
According to police, Vidyadhar and Kavyashree were in a relationship. He had promised to marry her and persuaded her to rob jewellery and cash, which is believed to have taken place over the last six months. The duo stole 150 gm of gold and Rs 4.4 lakh cash. The police recovered all the gold but only Rs 20,000 cash.
Dug Her Own Grave
On October 10, Krishnappa filed a complaint at Byatarayanpura police station after Kavyashree told him about the theft. He believed that an outsider had robbed them.
Police Suspect Daughter During investigation, the police found discrepancies in Kavyashree’s statement. “She told us that the jewellery was stolen when she and her sister went out to watch a temple procession. She claimed that the theft happened within 10 to 15 minutes,” police said.
The police were not convinced. “The house was on the first floor and a constable and his family lived on the ground floor. It was not located in an area where a theft would go unnoticed. No outsider had visited them over the last month. It looked like an insider job,” police said.
She later admitted to stealing the jewellery and gave away Vidyadhar’s name.
Her Money, His Luxury Kavyashree handed over the jewellery to Vidyadhar who then used them to live luxuriously. He bought a Mitsubishi Lancer car and a Samsung mobile phone, police said.
It is only during the investigation Kavyashree learnt that Vidyadhar was married. Cheating gullible girls like Kayashree was nothing new for Vidyadhar. “We think he also cheated his classmate. We are looking into the case,” police said.