Jewel thief jumps 8 floors, breaks back

Published: 11th September 2012 08:54 AM  |   Last Updated: 11th September 2012 08:54 AM   |  A+A-

A 19-year-old thief, in a bid to escape, jumped from the eighth floor of a building and sustained grave injuries. Police said he jumped from the balcony when the house owner tried to catch him.

 Kemparaju, a resident of B K Nagar in Yeshwantpur, entered the premises of Brigade Gateway Apartment in Malleswaram in the wee hours of Monday.  He managed to get onto the eighth floor and entered the flat of K G Kamat, an advocate, through the balcony which was open.

 After taking away a cellphone, he entered the room where Kamat was sleeping along with his wife Chitra and son Karthik.  “He tried to snatch the gold chian from Chitra’s neck. She woke up and raised an alarm, hearing which Kamat woke up.

 As he tried to catch him, Kemparaju in a bid to escape, jumped and fell on the lawn. The security personnel rushed and Kemparaju was taken to a hospital. He has sustained grave injuries in his spinal cord and legs,” police said. “There are 13 blocks in the apartment housing around 1,200 flats.

 There are 48 security guards.  Kamat’s flat was in the ‘G’ block and the thief chose the place where there were no guards.  One of his associates, a minor, was standing outside the compound.  He has been secured,” the police said.

 “We are staying in the flat for the last one-and-a-half years and no such incidents had taken place.  Its unbelievable that the thief climbed up to our flat. ” He is being treated at NIMHANS.  Subramanyanagar police have registered a case in this connection


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