Woman held for theft bid at IISc ladies hostel

Woman held for theft bid at IISc ladies hostel
A 32-year-old woman was arrested for attempting to steal valuables, after sneaking into the ladies hostel of the Indian Institute of Science earlier this week. The accused, who was later let off, was identified as Aarthi Devyani, a resident of Bhoopasandra and a native of Nagpur. The incident has raised several questions over security at the premier institute’s campus.

According to the police, on Monday evening, Aarthai entered the ladies hostel and was searching for valuables when she was spotted by a security personnel. As she was a stranger, the security personnel took her to the seniors who later registered a police complaint after questioning her. She told the police that she had lost her way into the campus and was looking for somebody to help her. The Sadashivangar police registered a case and are further investigating.

Guards arrested
In another case, the Sadashivanagar police have arrested two security guards of Kendriya Vidyalaya, who had stolen a computer and a television set from the principal’s office on March 24, 2017.

The accused Prem and Lakshman, both from Nepal were arrested based on the CCTV footage which had caught them in the act of crime. The duo had quit their jobs two years ago, and had ventured into the campus on March 24, 2017 and made away with the electronic goods worth Rs 2.8 lakh, the police said. The police traced the duo from their house in Nandini Layout and recovered the stolen property.

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