BENGALURU: HAL police on Tuesday arrested three men and solved 11 cases of chain-snatching and robbery, which were reported from across the city.
The accused, Younus Khan, Afroz Khan and Ikriyar Pasha, are residents of J J Nagar and Goripalya, police said.
The accused were planning to rob people and were on the way in an autorickshaw. Acting on a tip-off, the police swung into action and arrested them. They were targeting lone people.
Booty worth Rs 13 lakh has been recovered from them.
During the interrogation, they confessed that they used to approach and rob people, mostly women, on the pretext of dropping them to their houses. They then took the people to isolated places and threatened them with weapons before robbing them, the police added.
Khan was involved in several chain-snatching and assault cases. With their arrest, the police have solved different cases reported in Koramanagala, Varthur, Marathahalli, Mysore Road, Chamarajpet and other areas.
15-Year-old Boy Commits Suicide
Upset over his mother’s untimely death, a 15-year-old boy committed suicide by consuming pills at his house in D J Halli.
The deceased has been identified as Irfan Khan, a school dropout, police said.
According to police, Khan had overdosed on tablets on Monday.
Khan’s father found him lying unconscious on returning from work and alerted the neighbours.
Khan was rushed to Bowring Hospital, where his condition was critical. He died on Wednesday.
Khan did not leave behind any suicide note, the police said.
Teacher Accused of Molesting Girl
Jalahalli police have registered a case against a school teacher for allegedly molesting a six-year-old girl.
The police have filed a case under the POCSO Act based on a complaint by the school management. Police sources said the girl’s parents were not cooperating with them.
The incident is said to have taken place in a private school in Chikkabanavara.