Robbers flee with Rs 13L meant for medical seat

Robbers flee with Rs 13L meant for medical seat

A woman was robbed of Rs 13 lakh by bike-borne men inside the Indian Institute of Science in Sadashivanagar on March 26.

The victim, Revathi, 38, is a social worker and was helping her friend’s sister secure a medical seat at a private college in the city.

According to the police, Revathi, a resident of Vijaynagar, was told about an agent, identified as Vinod Kumar, who could help her with the seat. Kumar and his friend Rakesh promised Revathi the medical seat for Rs 13 lakh and asked her to arrange the money.

Revathi collected money from her friends and even pledged her property to raise Rs 13 lakh, which she took to the IISc premises, as instructed by Kumar.

On Tuesday afternoon, when Revathi was walking inside the IISc campus with the money, two men on a bike approached her, snatched her bag and made away with her money.

Though Revathi raised an alarm, the bikers sped away. Revathi tried calling Kumar, who was not responding and was also not present at the spot where he had asked her to meet him.

Revathi approached the Sadashivanagar police and filed a complaint. Revathi and the police suspect that Kumar and Rakesh had pre-planned the robbery and trapped her.

“The security personnel posted at the gate only check incoming vehicles and visitors, but cars going out of the campus pass unchecked,” a senior police officer said. The police are analysing Kumar’s call record details and CCTV footage to identify the accused.