Investigation into the brutal murder of a retired official of State Bank of Mysore (SBM) and the attack on his wife by a gang attempting to steal antique jewellery has revealed that one of the main accused is the son of a retired army official.
The police have not revealed the names of the three persons who were nabbed by the Adugodi police Tuesday evening, soon after the seven-member gang attacked the couple. The attack led to the death Uday Raj Singh, 65, while his wife Susheela was severely injured at their residence in Lakkasandra.
The police said they had managed to nab two more persons based on the information provided by the persons who were arrested on Tuesday. All five accused are from Mysore, police said. The police have taken them into custody for further investigation.
The main accused hatched the plan to rob the elderly couple of the antique jewel that was valued by Singh to be worth Rs10 crore, said a senior police official.
“We need to arrest his associates. They are not aware who amongst them have been nabbed by the police since they all fled in different directions after the police surrounded the house of the elderly couple. We will disclose the names and other details soon after we nab the absconding persons,” a police officer said.
The police said they had sent the antique jewellery piece for valuation by professional jewellers. “A leading jewellery firm has estimated that the antique gold chain embedded with diamonds is worth only Rs 40 lakh. We will verify with other experts,” a police officer said.
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