VELLORE: Three robbers were arrested during the early hours of Sunday for stealing a mobile phone and `12,000 cash from a passenger two months ago, on July 30 around 2.15 am,
The robbers had also pushed the victim Chakaravarthi (35) of Thiruthani from the moving train after beating him severely. A police official said, the accused—Sathiyaraj (24) of Thittampadi, Jayavel (24) of Upprapalayam and John Abiraj (24) of Krishnapettai —were serial offenders.
Inspector Shekar of Government Railway Police Perambur, Arakkonam, said, “We were interrogating the trio about robbing two women on August 19 after growing suspicious over their movements but one of the accused confessed that they had robbed the money and the phone from a passenger on July 30 and not from those women.”
Chakaravarthi was robbed and thrown from the Chennai beach-Arakkonam train near Puliyamangalam. Police recovered the mobile phone from the accused. The arrested were booked under Sections 307, 392 and 394 of the Indian Penal Code and remanded in jail.