BENGALURU: Three people, including a 36-year-old woman, were arrested for robbery. Kengeri police arrested Prathima (36), Gangadhar (20) and Amanullah (19), all residents of Kengeri Satellite Town. Three other accused, Shira Manjunath, Sun City Manjunath and Kiran, are absconding, said police.
Police said Gangadhar had asked Prathima for money. However, Prathima said she herself was in need of money and the duo hatched a plan to rob Prathima’s relative Sheela. Prathima took Sheela out for a bike ride on the pretext of teaching her how to ride. As planned, Gangadhar, Amanullah and three others robbed Sheela of her gold chain. Prathima also pretended to be a victim and wore a fake gold chain which was also snatched. A complaint was filed with the Kumbalgodu police.
When Kengeri police questioned Gangadhar, he spilled the beans about Prathima’s involvement. On being interrogated, Prathima confessed, police said. The police recovered Sheela’s gold chain.
Woman Robbed at Knifepoint
A woman was robbed at knifepoint by two men who came to her house on the pretext of giving her a wedding invitation. The incident was reported in Udhaynagar in Mahadevapura. Around 10.45 am on Tuesday, the victim, Sulochana, opened the door to two men who claimed to be her husband’s friends. As soon as she opened the door, the men barged into the house and robbed her at knifepoint. Sulochana did not put up a fight fearing for her one-year-old child. She was robbed of her gold chain and rings. Deputy Commissioner of Police (East) Satheesh said Sulochana identified one of the accused as Prabhakar, a colleague of her husband.
Two men have been detained by the police.“We are questioning them and are trying to ascertain whether they were involved in any other cases,” police said.