Bengaluru: A 27-year-old lady follower of an astrologer and her 5 associates have been arrested on expenses of robbing the fortune-teller of 400 grams of gold and Rs 5 lakh money at knife-point on July 9.
Astrologer Pramod HR, 45, filed a grievance with Kengeri police saying 5 males robbed him after barging into his residence close to Kengeri railway station. A bachelor, Pramod lives alone.
The accused are S Meghana of Lakkasandra in Adugodi, Dominic Richard alias Richard, 25, of Adugodi, S Raju, 22, and his youthful brother S Suresh from Wilson Backyard, M Suresh alias Padam, 21, of Shantinagar and M Vinod alias Chummi, 24, of Wilson Backyard.
Police data present that Dominic, Suresh and Vinod have theft circumstances towards them. Preliminary investigation revealed that Dominic is a detailed good friend of Meghana, who has separated from her husband.
“Meghana met Pramod throughout a get-together held close to Madiwala round six months in the past. Pramod had bought gold utilizing the cash he had earned from astrology and had saved it at residence. Meghana, who was conscious of this, requested Pramod for a hand mortgage of Rs 5 lakh. However Pramod refused saying he wished to buy a web site and was in want of cash. Meghana and Domnic then determined to rob Pramod,” police sources stated, including that Pramod would retailer the gold in a protected positioned contained in the room the place he labored and hold the money earnings inside his cabinet.
In accordance with their plan, Meghana was to go to Pramod and on confirming that he was alone and had no guests at residence, would alert Domnic, who’d be ready close by.
“All the pieces went in accordance with their plan. Meghana instructed Pramod that she was making an informal go to. Whereas Pramod was busy with work, the 5 males barged in and threatened him at knife-point. They walked straight into the workplace room, picked the protected and Rs 5 lakh money from the cabinet and fled. Meghana was with Pramod till he completed submitting the police grievance. In the meantime, the 5 males drove to Sedam in Kalaburagi in Suresh’s automobile with the protected. They occupied a lodge room and spent from the stolen money,” police sources stated.
“Meghana was in steady contact with Domnic and others, updating them concerning the developments. We cracked the complete case by monitoring her,” stated police.
Cops recovered the gold (400 grams), which was intact within the protected and Rs 64,000 money. Police are investigating what occurred to the remainder of the stolen cash.