Tamil Nadu native Dharmaraj (26), who had escaped from police custody whereas being taken from Pudukkottai police station in Tamil Nadu to Thanjavur jail years again, was arrested by the Kerala police. 

Dharmaraj, Proof assortment on the home the place the theft happened | Photograph: Mathrubhumi

Guruvayoor: The thief who stole 3 kg of gold and Rs 2 lakh from the home of a gold dealer right here on Might 12 was arrested from Chattisgarh. Tamil Nadu native Dharmaraj (26), who had escaped from police custody whereas being taken from Pudukkottai police station in Tamil Nadu to Thanjavur jail years again, was arrested by the Kerala police.

Dharmaraj was dwelling in Edappal in Malappuram together with his household, together with his spouse, two children and mother-in-law, and fled to Chattisgarh after the theft. Following an investigation that lasted two weeks, he was nabbed from there on Sunday evening, delivered to Nedumbassery airport and brought to Guruvayoor police station by Monday midday. His spouse and one in every of their kids have been with him when he fled to Chattisgarh. There are over 20 theft instances in opposition to Dharmaraj previously yr alone.

Thrissur Metropolis Police Commissioner R Aadithya IPS and Guruvayoor ACP KG Suresh knowledgeable in a press convention that Rs 1.08 lakh and some gold ornaments have been recovered and that the seek for the remainder of the stolen gold will begin after taking the accused in custody.

The theft happened close to Kuranjiyoor native Okay V Balan’s home in Thampuranpady someplace between 7.30 pm and 11.30 pm on Might 12. The police have been main the investigation based mostly on CCTV visuals.

Dharmaraj arrived in Guruvayoor on a motorcycle stolen from Elamakkara in Angamaly on April 24. He lived alone in varied locations for some time. He left for Chattisgarh on Might 19. The accused was remanded after accumulating proof on the home on Monday midday.

Policemen attain Chattisgarh

The tattoo on Dharmaraj’s proper arm is what helped the police nook him. His daughter’s title and a star are tattooed on his wrist. Of the 300 CCTV footage collected and inspected, a mark was discovered on the theif’s wrist that helped nudge the investigation in the suitable route. This info was handed on to the jails in Kerala and an inventory of convicts with tattoos was ready. It was revealed that an accused in a theft case that happened two years again in Tamil Nadu had a tattoo on his proper wrist.

With intelligence supplied by Perumbavoor police and the CCTV footage, the accused was narrowed down. The investigation group set off to Tiruchirappalli. After finding the place, his financial institution accounts have been checked. The group then went to Chattisgarh. The shadow police needed to disguise themselves in varied types to nab the accused. On the third day of the investigation, the police caught Dharmaraj and introduced him to Kerala.

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