Teacher turns thief, ends up in jail

BANGALORE: This tutor, who had dreams of living life king size, found opportunities knocking on her door,  when an industrialist asked her to take tuitions for his son at home. Soon

Published: 21st April 2012 04:14 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 07:40 PM   |  A+A-

BANGALORE: This tutor, who had dreams of living life king size, found opportunities knocking on her door,  when an industrialist asked her to take tuitions for his son at home.

Soon, the teacher turned ‘cheater’ and started to steal cash from the industrialist’s house. With the stolen money, she took a vacation to South Africa and stayed there for a short period.

But her luck ran out when she returned to India and police nabbed her along with her newly wed husband.

M D Devakumari, a post-graduate and a resident of Manjunathanagar, was appointed by Atul S Gala, an industrialist, to take private tuition for his son, a student of class sixth.

 She used to visit the industrialist’s house in Sanjaynagar twice a week to teach his son. During this time, she reportedly came to know of his wealth and started committing theft at his house, during her every visit to the house.

“One day, she stopped coming to teach without any prior notice. A few days after she stopped coming, Gala learnt that `40-60 lakh cash was missing during an audit check. Later, he filed a compliant with Sanjaynagar police about the theft,” police said.

Police learnt that the woman had settled down in Ghana in South Africa. Also, police issued notice against her through Interpol.

Last February, police learnt that she had rented a house in Ooty and was living there with her husband, Sukhanth Nayak, 39, of Odisha. The couple were arrested on Friday.

A Tata Safari worth `17 lakh, `12.25 lakh cash, 70 gm gold, two laptops, foreign currency worth `25,000 and mobile phones were recovered.

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