Nepalese gang that ‘struck’ at homes nabbed

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Bangalore, Dec 11, 2013, DHNS:  Police say they have arrested five men, including four Nepal­ese nationals, for committing a number of house thefts in the City.

The valuables alle­g­e­dly stolen by the suspects are estimated to be worth several crores of rupees.

Santosh Singh, 26, Prem Bahadur Dhami, 32, Ravi B K, 26, Deepak Thap, 30, all from Nepal, and Suresh Singh, 24, from Uttar Pradesh, are alleged to have worked as a gang. Police said they had managed to recover stolen silver and gold articles worth Rs 17 lakh.
Kumaraswamy Layout Police Inspector said the suspects would stay in the City briefly and commit a number of break-ins. They would flee to Nepal and pawn the stolen jewellery there.

They would return to the City, as security guards at apartments and factories.
Police said they learnt about the gang’s existence while interrogating two men detained for another crime. “We received a tip-off that a group was moving suspiciously at the J C Industrial Layout, Kanakapura Road. We conducted a raid and apprehended the suspects,” the inspector said, adding all the five men had “confessed” to the crime.

The inspector said the “gang” wanted to strike at more homes before leaving for Nepal. Their handlers were in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh. A police team would go to Nepal and try to recover the stolen ornaments.

Boy ends life

A 15-year-old boy, who had attempted suicide by consuming poison on December 9, died at a private hospital in Mahalakshmi Layout on Tuesday.

Police said, Anand, eldest son of Narase Gowda, a bar bender from Basaveshwarnagar, and Huchamma, a homemaker, had carried a bottle of rat poison to a private tuition centre on the evening of December 9.

He consumed the poison and began to vomit in the class. A teacher took him to a hospital and informed his parents.

Gowda said his son was a meritorious student of Class 9 at St Mary’s High School in Kamakshipalya.

“He was liked by all in the school and we never pressured him,” he told the police. Gowda said he did not know why his son, who was not sensitive, committed suicide.

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