Tent house employee turned Autorickshaw thief arrested by Nandini layout police

Pramesh S Jain & Dr B Thomas (Special correspondent)

Alert patrolling police on Saturday caught a 35-year-old man and seized two autorickshaws which he had stolen to earn money for his vices .

The accused Raghu Marigudi,was caught while he was waiting for the passengers at Vidhana Soudha layout circle.

The alert police when approached he tried to escape noticing the police approaching him.

On suspicion the police confronted him and a detailed questioning led the police to crack a Autorickshaw theft case reported outside BBMP hospital Shankar Nagar on July 29.

Raghu was brought to the station along with the autorickshaw before the inspector, Venkategowda.

A detailed questioning led him to confess to stealing two autorickshaws,one of which he had sold it to a person for a price of Rs.5,000 and the other he was using to ferry passengers to make money .

The accused worked in a tent house as labourer and addicted to alcohol.He was living alone after his wife dumped him due to his addiction.

In order to arrange money for his drinks the accused started stealing the vehicles,

The Nandini layout police recovered the stolen autorickshaws and further investigating to ascertain his criminal background.