Driver And Gang Attack Owner's Wife, Loot House

Driver And Gang Attack Owner

Submitted by Subeditor on Tue, 2016-01-05 20:40 Bengaluru: A 22 year old driver and his three associates were arrested here on Tuesday for allegedly looting his own employer's residence for making quick money.   The four men gang carried out the robbery in broad-day light and made away with the valuables worth Rs 46 lakh on December 20. The suspected driver has been identified as Vinayaka alias Shashi, a resident of Vijayanagar.   Police said that he had meticulously planned the robbery for the last three months and even was moving around with the owner Sampath after committing the crime to avoid suspicion. But the police probe lead to his detention for enquiry after they found insider job in the case as the gang entered into the house using a duplicate key.   TR Suresh, Deputy Commissioner of Police (north division), said that Vinayak's associates are identified as Raghu V (22) of Magadi Road, Abhishek (22) of Cholur Palya and Lijesh (19) of Madikeri.   They gained entry into the house on December 20, and attacked Nagalakshmi, wife of the owner Sampath with pepper spray before tying her hands and legs. The accused ransacked the house for cash and escaped with gold and diamond valuables worth Rs 46 lakh.   The incident took place just few minutes before Sampath returned home and he informed it to the police immediately. The gang confronted Hoysala patrolling vehicle but managed to escape hoodwinking the police on that day.   Meanwhile Malleshwaram police during the course of investigations found that the accused had gained entry into the house using duplicate keys of the backdoor. Suspecting the involvement of the insiders, the police began to monitor the movements of Vinayaka for sometime before picking him up for questioning.   Initially Vinayaka denied the allegations and also his owner Sampath was sympathetic on him and pleaded the police that he was innocent. But, later he confessed about his crime during further investigation and gave information about his associates. The police succeed to recover stolen property worth Rs46 lakhs. The accused persons remanded to judicial custody and further investigations are underway.