Cops Probing Theft of 2 kg Gold from Train Passenger

Published: 30th August 2015 06:05 AM  |   Last Updated: 30th August 2015 06:05 AM   |  A+A-

COIMBATORE:The Coimbatore Railway Police are investigating the alleged theft of about 2 kg of gold on Friday night from a passenger aboard a train between Tenali in Andhra Pradesh and Coimbatore.

Police said that the victim, R Ravikumar, 41, was working in a goldsmithy in West Godavari district, Andhra Pradesh. He routinely brings gold jewellery from there to Coimbatore for jewellers stores.

Ravikumar had left his hometown on Friday carrying around 240 sovereigns of gold in a suitcase. He was also carrying another bag. He had travelled by bus from Vijayawada to Tenali and then proceeded to Coimbatore by train.

On getting into the train, he secured the suitcase to the seat with a chain. At around 7 am on Saturday, Ravikumar woke up near Erode and saw that the suitcase was missing. The chain with which it had been fastened to the seat was cut. Ravikumar nevertheless got off from the train at Coimbatore and petitioned the Railway Police here, who have registered a case under the IPC Section 379 (theft).

The police are checking CCTV footage from Vellore and Tenali to ascertain whether Ravikumar's complaint is legitimate. As the theft had not occurred in the jurisdiction the Coimbatore Railway Police, the case may be transferred to Salem or Erode, officials said.


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