Woman, 5 others held for robbery

Woman, 5 others held for robbery

A housewife, who used to rent a bedroom in her house for couples on an hourly basis without her husband’s knowledge, paid dearly after one of her customers and her friends assaulted her and her husband and looted gold.

The incident took place in Narayananagar under Subramanyapura police limits on February 2. The accused, Anand, 25, Pawan Kumar, 19, M Bharath, 18, Revanna, 20, Charan, 20 and Ashwini, 20, were arrested on Wednesday. Police recovered gold valuables worth Rs 80,000 and seized a car which was used to commit the offence. Rajeshwari’s husband Vinay, alias Govindraj, is a real estate agent.

Ashwini, a native of Bidar, used to frequent complainant Rajeshwari’s house with different men and became close to her. Ashwini noticed that Rajeshwari had gold in her house and informed her friends about Rajeshwari and her activities. The gang, which was in dire need of money, hatched a plan to loot her. Accordingly, Ashwini planned to visit her house and minutes later, the five youths would enter and threaten Rajeshwari accusing her of running a prostitution racket and take away the cash and valuables, added the police.

On February 2, according to the plan, Ashwini called Rajeshwari and informed her that she would come to her house. Rajeshwari told Ashwini she could come down as her husband had gone out on work. However, minutes after Ashwini entered Rajeshwari’s house, Vinay unexpectedly returned home. Ashwini’s friends too arrived but Vinay’s presence upset their plans. They assumed that Vinay was another customer and started thrashing him and Rajeshwari. They also used pepper spray and made away with the gold valuables, police said.

DCP (South) B S Lokesh Kumar said, “Rajeshwari, in her complaint just mentioned that they were assaulted and looted. After finding her suspicious, we questioned her and found that she had been renting out her room for the past six months without her husband’s knowledge.”

The accused Anand wanted money to repay a car loan, Pawan Kumar was planning to open a dance class and Ashwini wanted to shift to a new house and wanted money to pay the advance. The accuseds were known to each other and were arrested from Ashwini's house in Peenya. Ashwini was a sex worker, added the police.

Car number a give-away
On the day of the incident, locals had noted down the registration number of the car in which the youths had come. Based on this clue, the accused were arrested, said the police.
DH News Service