VELLORE:To earn easy money and spend lavishly, a 20-year-old college student took to committing crimes. But he ran out of luck on Thursday when police attached to the Government Railway Police (GRP), Katpadi, caught him with a stolen mobile phone.
He has been cooling his heels behind the bars of the Borstal School in Vellore.
Though the police did not dig deep into his crimes, keeping his future in mind, they said that the youth had been indulging in mobile theft for the past few months to lead a luxurious life. He has been targeting passengers alighting or boarding the moving trains at the busy Katpadi railway station.
The youth was identified as Vignesh of Chittoor in Andhra Pradesh. He is a second year charted accountancy student in a college in Chittoor.
“We picked him up on suspicion as he was wandering on platform 3 late on Thursday evening. Upon frisking him, we found two mobile phones. One of them was turned off,” said the GRP police.
Further inquiry revealed that one of the mobile phones was robbed from a woman passenger in the same railway station a month ago.
The youth confessed to the crime and said that he wanted money so he could lead an extravagant life.