Kanhangad: The Kanhangad police who were continuing with the investigation visiting fake addresses and showing photos of the culprits in Tamil Nadu finally reached Sivaganga district in Tamil Nadu. The police were looking out for the address of two Tamil Nadu women against whom several cases were registered in Kerala. Finally when they reached the destination, the cops themselves were taken aback.
The two women were staying in a luxurious house in a residential colony. A two-storeyed building with a luxury car parked in front of their house. Children were studying in residential schools. Jyothi and Jayanti, who were arrested weeks back in Kerala, were living an extravagant life in Tamil Nadu. They have told their neighbours that they worked in Kerala and both their houses were situated nearby.
Hosdurg police arrested Jyothi (42) alias Divya and Jayanti on April 27 for embezzlement. Their modus operandi was to snatch chains of elderly people who attend marriages. Chain snatching was done when the elder people visit washrooms after having lunch. Women who have food at annadhanam centres and go for washing their hands are their main targets. The two were nabbed by the police when they tried to snatch the necklace of an elderly woman who had come for a temple festival at Kunnummal in Kahangad.
The police followed the two women and nabbed them near the district hospital. The accused were under remand and the district police chief had directed to constitute a special team to probe about the fraud. Jayanti and Jyothi had told police that they stayed at Varanasipuram at Tiruppur in Tamil Nadu.
But police came to know that the address given by the duo were not real in the preliminary investigation itself. It was in this context the police team from Hosdurg reached Tamil Nadu to find about the two women and landed at the luxury place. The two have been named accused in over 25 cases registered in Palakkad, Malappuram, Kannur and Kasargod districts.
The two have given different names in different stations and the police identified them with their photographs. The two were also known to have fled from police net either asking permission to answer nature’s call or by inflicting self injuries.