BENGALURU: Bengaluru rural police have arrested two men for robbing employees of a poultry and escaping with `1.76 lakh.
The incident took place at Koraluru near Hosakote on November 25. The accused had gone to the poultry in the pretext of buying chicken, and attacked the employees before fleeing the scene.
The arrested are identified as Firdos, and his friend Mohemmed Afrad, residents of DJ Halli in Bengaluru, both were working in different meat shops in the city.
The police said the accused had come on a Honda Activa around 1.45 am to the unit under a pretext of buying 500 kg of chicken, and after noticing only two staff Ganesh, a cashier, and Sarawana, an assistant, were present, planned to rob them.
The accused had paid Ganesh some advance and left saying they would come back. A little later, they barged in, faces covered with monkey caps, and closed the shutters. They threatened the staff with weapons and forced them to sit at the corner, police sources said. As Ganesh tried to raise an alarm, Firdos attacked the staff with a dagger and snatched the cash `1.76 lakhs, threatening to kill them if they informed the police, and fled.
A while later, other staff found Ganesh and Sarawana lying on the floor with stab injuries, and immediately rushed them to a private hospital. Tirumalashettyhalli police were later informed of the incident.
A special team used CCTV footage to accertain the identity of the accused and nab them. Police found that the accused had come twice to enquire about chicken and left their mobile numbers. The police gathered information and based on mobile network location tracking and `84,000 was recovered.