Five Jobless Youths Held for Robberies

Published: 17th January 2015 06:03 AM  |   Last Updated: 17th January 2015 06:03 AM   |  A+A-

BENGALURU: Basaveshwaranagar police on Thursday arrested a gang of five allegedly involved in robberies in and around the city. Police claimed they have solved eight cases with the arrest.

The arrested are Govindaraju alias Govinda alias Raju, Ramu, Punith, Nitya, and Kiran alias Sholay alias Kaatu. All are aged between 20 and 23 and unemployed, and four of them are school drop-outs.

According to police sources, the gang used to threaten people with lethal weapons and snatch their gold jewellery and other valuables.

After collecting information about the gang, police caught them red-handed on West of Chord Road while they were planning another robbery.

During the interrogation, the accused are said to have confessed that they would randomly attack and rob people. If the victims resisted, they would stab them and make away with the loot.

Police said a special team was working on the increasing number of robberies at night around Basaveshwaranagar, Mahalakshmi Layout, Vijayanagar and Subramanyanagar.


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp