Couple arrested for swindling money from girls promising opportunities in movies
Kochi: A couple here was arrested over charges of threatening and looting money and gold from girls. It is learned that the couple trapped the girls by offering opportunity in films and inviting them for a meeting.
The accused were identified as Vaikkom native MS Gokul (26) and his wife Athira Prasad (27). The couple has been residing in a rented house at Thripunithura.
Police have been searching for the taxi driver who is also a partner in the crime.
The incident leading to the arrest took place on Tuesday. The couple phoned a girl and set up a meeting near the Kaloor metro station on Tuesday by offering a chance in movie.
When the girl reached, they forcefully took her into the car and threatened her. They looted gold chain of 1.5 sovereign and Rs 20,000 from her bag after threatening that they will use pepper spray on her face. Later, the couple dumped the girl in a secluded area near Palarivattom.
During the probe into the case, the police found that the couple looted another girl in the same manner on the same day. They robbed Rs 20,000 from the other girl near the Vyttila hub in the same manner. Later, they dumped this girl on road.
Police arrested the couple from Eroor area. The search for the taxi driver is underway.