Car robbery case: One suspect from Uttar Pradesh

The duo had robbed the car, which was hired from Mangalore

Car robbery case: One suspect from Uttar Pradesh

Sketches of two suspects in Kiran Kumar car robbery case.

On July 27, two persons had hired a car from Mangalore. They later threatened the car river Kiran Kumar, dropped him halfway and fled with the car. The car was left at Anechaukuru gate. The police say that they suspect that one of the two robbers is Prakash Sharma, a notorious burglar hailing from Uttar Pradesh.

Police showed the sketches of two persons to car driver Kiran Kumar and based on his explanation it is suspected that one of the two culprits can be Prakash Sharma, said Kodagu District Superintendent of Police Manjunath Annigeri addressing reporters on Thursday.

He said that the same sketch was showed to the driver whom the duo had approached before going to Kiran but this driver’s explanation raised doubt if the suspected person can be Prakash Sharma.

Sharma had been a part of many burglary cases in Mangalore and was produced before the court twice. He had gone in to hiding off late and his activities have been mellowed down. SP said that it would not be surprising if he or his men had executed the plan though.

Not professionals

A packet of chilli powder, revolver and local made pistol was recovered from the car which was deserted at Anechaukur, hint that the duo are not professional burglars. However the investigation reveals that the duo had no intention of executing any crime in Kodagu.
If they had any intention then they would not have abandoned the car near Bhethri bridge. Further if they were professionals, they would have killed the driver at Bethri bridge and dumped the body in the river. Within few hours of robbing the car, the culprits left the car near Anechaukur and fled the scene. The police suspect that they must have reached their destination through Piriyapatna and Hunasur.

The incident took place at about 10.45 pm and the issue was informed to police by driver Kiran Kumar. Though Virajpet and Gonikoppa police had kept a vigil, the culprits had successfully reached Anechaukuru gate escaping the police. When the police constable reached to them at the gate, they pointed pistol at the constable and ran into the forest. Since the light near the gate was spoilt the police could not see the face of the culprits. The police went on a look out for the duo in the forest but could not trace them.

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