VIJAYWADA: Two girl students of management are behind bars in Vijayawada after their operation to relieve a cashier of a private company of about Rs.25 lakh turned sour.
According to police, they arrested the two women - Bobba Sheila, 23 and Sirisha, 21, who are students of MBA and BBM respectively, when they tried to run away on seeing them at Punnamma Thota in Vijayawada on Wednesday.
The police who grew suspicious about their movements, detained them and on questioning found that they relieved cash from the cashier. They then recovered a little over Rs. 20 lakh cash from a pit in which they hid the money near St Ann's Hospital here.
According to police, Sheila and Sirisha, who are friends, decided to make a killing by robbing Ramesh, who works as cashier in Kamadhenu Feeds in Enikepadu near here.
Sirisha called her friend Sheila on Feb 6 and told her that she has a plan to rob Ramesh who happens to be her paternal uncle of huge amount since he handles all cash transaction of his company.
She told her that she would trick Ramesh to travel in her car along with the money and at some point they could steal it. They wanted to repay their debts first and wanted invest whatever money is left in stock market.
Accordingly, on Feb 7, at about 8 a.m. Sirisha went to Sheila's house and later both of them went to Punnamma Thota and discussed their plan of where to hide money till the heat dies down. Then Sheila asked a person known to her to come to her with a car. Both the girls sat inside the car as Sirisha called Ramesh and asked him to meet her at Punnamma Thota. When Ramesh arrived Sirisha got into his car as Sheila followed them in another car.
Sirisha and Ramesh went to Lenin Centre since Sirisha said she wanted to buy books there and later they went to Museum Road. Ramesh stopped the car there and went inside a restaurant to buy some food. As this was the time they were waiting for, Sirisha sent an SMS to Sheila who was following them, sent her car driver to Sirisha and asked him to get a bag from here in which there were some books.
The car driver then approached Sirisha who handed him the bag with cash. The driver then handed it over to Sheila an both of them left the place.
Meanwhile, Ramesh returned to the car from the restaurant and found that his cash bag was missing. Both of them searched the car for a while and went to some places where they stopped the car before arriving at Museum Road and searched for the money. When they could not find the bag, Ramesh lodged a complaint with Suryaraopet police.
Meanwhile, Sheila who has the cash bag with her called up a person in Vuyyuru and asked him to meet her in Vijayawada and when he did, she handed over Rs. 2 lakh which she had taken from him as loan in the past. After keeping Rs. 3 lakh cash with her, Sheila then took the remaining money of about Rs.20 lakh in a pit in a bush at a bridge over Bandar Canal near St Ann's Hospital and then left.