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Dacoity in Kateel priest’s house : 4 teams formed to nab culprits

Dacoity in Kateel priest’s house : 4 teams formed to nab culprits


Mangalore Today News Network

Mangaluru, Oct 6, 2016: Four police teams have been formed to investigate into the recent robbery in the hose of Vasudeva Asranna, chief Priest of Kateel Durga Parameshwari Temple.

The theft had taken place on the night of October 3, Monday. It was reported that a gang of eight assailants armed with guns had threatened the occupants of the house and escaped with   650 grams gold and cash of Rs 30,000, totalling over Rs 33.5 lakhs.


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Police have already questioned several  suspects and are of the strong belief that the thieves might be locals as they were reportedly speaking in Tulu and broken Hindi.

Meanwhile, a cell phone which the robbers had snatched from one of the occupants of the house was found discarded in a nearby hill. It is believed that the thieves had well planned the robbery as they had completed their task within three hours.

In another development, some people from Venoor have reportedly seen a gang of ten in a Tata Sumo Gold vehicle on October 2, Sunday night threatening a petty shop owner and also kicking a closed door before leaving the place.

It is learnt, the petty shop owner had informed the Venoor Police about this. Sources say some people have even noted down the vehicle registration number.


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Michelle Pinto, Udupi Thu, October-6-2016, 2:56
Why the robbers had Targeted Kateel Asranna house? Is it to take away the cash they have earned during offering thirtha. But foolish people the police will trace the culprits even with the single clue
Ashuthosh B, Belthangady Thu, October-6-2016, 2:02
Pre-planned robbery but will be in police net soon
Ramakrishna, Udupi Thu, October-6-2016, 1:34
Because the target was Kateel Asranna so the police will surely trace the crooks.
Jithesh Kumar, Mangaluru Thu, October-6-2016, 1:10
By robbing what do you gain , You cannot lead a life peacefully. Nor sleep without any tension.
Suhani S Patel, Harady,Puttur Thu, October-6-2016, 1:08
There is no doubt the police will nab the thieves as soon as possible.
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