Daijiworld Media Network – Udupi (NM)
Udupi, Mar 10: Three persons have been taken into custody for allegedly stealing jewellery worth Rs 2.4 lac from a house in Mullagudde, Uchila here on March 3.
The police took into custody Rajesh Molly (35), a resident of Manjarabettu, Yellur and his associates Narayan Shetty (56), a resident of B C Road and a bus driver by profession, Ramanath Devadiga (41) of Kukkikatte and his brother-in-law of Rajesh.
The accused have been produced before the court and sentenced to jail.
It is said that prime accused Rajesh Molly broke into the house when owner Poornima Karkera had gone to her maternal house. Interrogation revealed that Rajesh had spent nearly two hours in the house, during which, he dressed up in women’s lingerie that was in the cupboard. He even left condom in the house and left the place after a shower, said police.
Rajesh then took his associate Narayan Shetty to Vittal Cooperative Society and mortgaged a stolen gold chain under Shetty’s name and shared the money. Similarly, under the name of Ramanath Devadiga they mortgaged a gold chain in Koramgrapadi Cooperative Society and shared the money. Rest of the jewellery was with the accused.
In addition, the police seized cash of Rs 30,000 and a Pulsar bike belonging to Narayan Shetty, said police reports.
Under the direction of Udupi district police superintendent Boralingayya, and the police team led by DySP Jayant Shetty, Kapu Circle Inspector Sivananda Valikar successfully arrested the accused within five days of the incident.
Padubidri inspector Mahadeva Shetty and CCB police Sudhakar, Suresh, Prakash Rajesh, Shreedhar Shettigar, Dharmendra, Rajkumar, Prashant, Dinesh and Sandeep were also the part of the operation.
Accused Rajesh Molly is a city bus cleaner. Earlier, a case was registered against him in regard to stealing of tape recorder along with his brother Shivaraj.