Unidentified bike-borne criminals target women aged between 60 & 76 | Probe begins
Police suspect the same gang is involved in all three cases.
They were residing in a rented house in Arakere and used to target women at nearby parks and temples.
The probe by a team of officers from the Kuruppampady into the May 5 incident revealed that Sarath and his friend visited a shop owned by a 74-year-old person near Varyarupady.
The apex court noted that although according to the authority, the detenus were involved in more than 30 cases but only four cases of chain snatching were considered as ground for detention.
The district administration ordered a probe by the RDO into the custodial death. Eluru district SP Rahul Dev Sharma said Appa Rao hanged himself from the window of the police station’s bathroom.
The district administration ordered a probe by Revenue Divisional Officer KP Kishore into the incident.
On working days, he is a carpenter, but on holidays, he hits the streets as a chain snatcher.
A 26-year-old man, who allegedly came by flight to the city to commit chain-snatching to keep his wife happy, has been arrested by the CK Acchukattu police.
In the guise of purchasing vegetables, Satyanarayana and Subhash went to a market near town bus stand and snatched a gold chain from a shopkeeper.
In a similar incident at Gothapatna area under Chandaka police limits on the day, two motorcycle-borne miscreants snatched a gold chain from another woman at gun-point.