Karkala: Idol thief caught after car overturns in bid to escape, another thrashed

Daijiworld Media Network - Karkala (SP)

Karkala, Aug 18: Two persons, reportedly members of a gang of thieves, were chased and caught by alert locals and handed over to police on Monday August 17 evening. One of the accused was caught after the car in which he was trying to escape met with an accident at Halekatte here.

The car, a red-coloured Maruti Swift car, had been found parked under suspicious circumstances on Monday evening at Kalatrapade in Miyyar village. When some locals went closer to the car to check, the car driver, who was alone in the car, turned panicky and sped away. While some people chased the car, others conveyed information to their contacts at Miyyar, Sanoor, and other places over cell phones. The car moved fast through Beluvai, Sanoor, Bypass and Nitte for about 30 km before slipping out of the road and overturning at Halekatte in Mavinakatte.

It is said that the driver, in an effort to avoid hitting a motor bike that had been deliberately placed across the road, lost control and the car plunged into the roadside agricultural field. It was found that a tyre of the car had been punctured, but the driver had continued to drive the vehicle in that state for a considerable distance. The locals then caught hold of the driver and handed him over to the police.

Meanwhile, after the car left Kalatrapade, an unidentified person was found loitering in the area in a suspicious manner. The locals apprehended him and tied him up to a tree. After being thrashed by the people, he reportedly revealed that he was member of a five-member gang from Krishnapura near Suratkal, which had come here for committing theft. He said that the driver of the vehicle had left, leaving him and three other gang members, behind. The locals turned him in to the police. Many locals then went in search of other members of the gang till late night.

Idols of gods, pickaxe, and identity card of a student were found in the vehicle, which also was allegedly a stolen one. At the same time, there is a general feeling among people of Kalatrapade that the gang wanted to abduct someone.

Large number of people had gathered both at Kalatrapade and the spot at Halekatte where the car met with an accident.


Comment on this article

  • Flavian, Mangaluru/Kuwait

    Wed, Aug 19 2015

    Chris, Dubai
    Please do not under estimate the power in the statue or idols.
    One who is sitting above all these visible objects is the Supreme power. Not seen, nor heard but when strikes no power or ego, can stop or go against. Better to accept the truth and faith and stop boasting.
    It is my sincere advise, not to challenge when we are not a capacity to understand what is Supreme power!

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  • Sandeep Kumar Bolluru, Qatar

    Wed, Aug 19 2015

    Tulunaad da mann , visha ittina mann.... aik apachaara malporchi.... it has a history of letting people of all casts & Creed lead a peaceful life from ages...Tulunaad da janakulu are quiet that dosn mean yenkulu kebik poo deevond kuldija...kudora mini inchina case aad yenklena kaik tikkd boornda yelu ta soup malpere undu... Mari tuchhinda mard undu,,, aanda tulunaad da mann tuchhinda mard ijji.....

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    Wed, Aug 19 2015

    Janapriya, Iddya...
    I haven't seen any Statues performs any miracles on TV ...,if there is any such idol you know of then please do let me know ,i couldn't catch it on TV ,may be i will make a personal visit there and inspect ..

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  • yogesh, mumbai

    Wed, Aug 19 2015

    Outsiders don't know the power and miracles of gods' idols here

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  • yogesh, mumbai

    Wed, Aug 19 2015

    illegal Bangladeshis? who and where r de from???

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  • Arthur Ronald D'souza, Abu Dhabi / Belmanb

    Tue, Aug 18 2015

    Insulting God belongs to any religion is a sin but robbing god is not a big sin. God does not need money. Again damaging any bodys holy place is major Sin.

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    Tue, Aug 18 2015




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  • Peter Lewis, Kalmady/k s a

    Tue, Aug 18 2015

    Should mention these thieves are from which part of the Country. They came here for theft.

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  • Flavian , Mangaluru/Kuwait

    Tue, Aug 18 2015

    So many incidents of thieves robbing and escaping with valuable items from temple or places of worship but rarely meet with instant punishment for their bad deeds. Hope, these robbers have learnt a lesson!

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  • Amin Bhoja, Patte / Riyadh

    Tue, Aug 18 2015

    Now people will say it is a kind of a miracle!!!believe it or....

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  • Harsha Malhotra, Mangalore/New Delhi

    Tue, Aug 18 2015

    Idols can also make an miracle.

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  • avinash, ksd/bluru

    Tue, Aug 18 2015

    Dear Harsh, Since its Hindu god you will get more 'disagree'. If it was a minority god then everyone would have liked it and told some interesting stories too

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  • gm, mlur

    Tue, Aug 18 2015

    So you mean to say hindu's also disagree right.

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  • Chris, Dubai

    Tue, Aug 18 2015

    No idols can ever perform any miracles ,be of of the minority or the majority ...

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  • Harsha Malhotra, Mangalore/New Delhi

    Tue, Aug 18 2015

    Each and everything in the world can do the miracle..if god wish.
    After all it's belonged to himself..creator's creation.
    He can perform anything..believe should be the strongest.

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  • Janapriya, Iddya

    Tue, Aug 18 2015

    Mr.Chris, that means all the healing miracles showing on TV channels are not true??

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    Wed, Aug 19 2015

    Actually its an insult to god ,worshiping something that man creates with his own hands and bows before his own handiwork ...where is the sense in that ??

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