Irinjalakkuda: Police nabbed a man who stole the money of a 102-year-old woman while she was asleep on shop veranda here. Padmanabhan (60) from Irinjalakkuda Jawahar colony was arrested by SI K. S. Subinth and team after he stole Rs 22,000 from Tirunelveli native Muniyamma (102).
Muniyamma had saved the money from begging and was doing small jobs. She used to sleep on shop veranda below the shopping mall near Thana mosque. The ‘Friends Forever’ WhatsApp community for charity approached Muniyamma to help her as part of Onam celebration.
When she was found crying after losing the money, charity worker Noushad inquired her about the incident and informed the police. The police examined the CCTV visuals and nabbed the culprit from his house by 5 in the evening.
The stolen money also was recovered from the culprit. The police said three theft cases exist against Padmanabhan in Irinjalakuda station alone.