Mangaluru, Mar 05, 2021: A man from Sooralpady lost Rs 16.2 lakhs in a flash of a second after he was hoodwinked by three men at Old Kent Road, Pandeshwar recently. The incident that took place on February 22, came to light on March 4 after the victim Abdul Salam lodged a complaint at Pandeshwar police station.
On February 22, Salam was riding his Honda Activa and had cash for purchasing gold and clothes for the marriage of his niece. It is learnt, three strangers who approached him said an envelope had fallen from his vehicle. As Salam stopped his two-wheeler, the trio escaped with the plastic bag which was in the scooter.
It is not yet clear as to why there was a delay in lodging complaint when over Rs 16 lakhs has been lost.