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Lorry driver robbed of Rs. 17,000 in cash, phone

Lorry driver robbed of Rs. 17,000 in cash, phone

Mangalore Today News Network

Mangaluru, April 10,2017: Five men assaulted a lorry driver and made away with Rs. 17,000 in cash and a mobile phone in Rekhya village on the Shiradi Ghat stretch of the Mangaluru-BenglauruNational Highway on Saturday night. This incident comes four days after a robbery near Uppinangady on the same highway.

Lorry driver robbed According to the Dharmasthala police, lorry driver Raghavendra of Arsikere was bringing a load of cement bags from Gundlupet to Udupi. He stopped the lorry around 10.30 p.m. by the roadside in the forest area near Rekhya village to relive himself. Even as he was getting into the lorry, the five members, who came in a vehicle, blocked his way.

They dragged Raghavendra out of the lorry and assaulted him.

They smothered him and slashed his chest with a knife before snatching Rs. 17,000 in cash and the mobile phone he was carrying. The five then went away in their vehicle with the key of the lorry.

On a complaint by Raghavendra, the Dakshina Kannada police have launched a search for the five.

Superintendent of Police Bhushan Gulabrao Borase said that the gang that robbed the lorry driver in Uppinangady was different from the one involved in the robbery on Saturday night.

“We are working on some clues. We hope to arrest the robbers involved in Saturday’s incident shortly,” he said.

Mr. Borase said that they have planned to set up a police check-post on the National Highway following the two cases of robbery.

Courtesy: The Hindu

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Sameer Anwar, Manglore Mon, April-10-2017, 2:39
The miscreants wait for the opportunity to harm others. This type of business won’t last for long
Manish, Sullia Mon, April-10-2017, 2:31
This act will take them no where but jail . Will be arrested by police soon
Bilal Pai, Gundya Mon, April-10-2017, 2:18
Security measures at Highways is must, as traveling in this apth isto be risky
Reshma S Javed, Virajpet Mon, April-10-2017, 2:15
We have to be at our safety and not help anyone in trouble . It is risky too .Hope he gets back the robbed cash and phone back
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