Minor girl elopes with boyfriend; caught by police after snatching chain
Perinthalmanna: Police nabbed a minor girl and her boyfriend for snatching the chain of a woman near Angadipuram Thirumandhamkunnu temple here in Malappuram district.
Malappuram native Sreerag (23) and his girlfriend have been nabbed by the Perinthalmanna police. The incident happened in the evening on July 23. The two came on a motorbike and snatched the woman’s chain. Following a complaint, a police team led by Inspector C. K. Nassar and SI C. K. Noushad nabbed the accused.
The investigation was done by collecting details from the complainant, examining CCTV footage from the neighbouring areas and with the help of information from Kerala Police’s social media accounts.
Based on the information, police took the accused into custody when they were trying to escape to Wayanad in a rented car.
According to police, Sreerag admitted that he fell in love with the girl and they had eloped. They resorted to chain snatching to take care of daily expenses and to buy a new vehicle. Sreerag stated the minor girl was riding pillion when they committed the crime. He admitted that the two had planned the crime together.
Police retrieved the chain from a jewellery showroom in Malappuram in the presence of Sreerag who sold it there.
Police said that further investigation will be held to find out if the two had committed similar crimes earlier. Sreerag was remanded by the Perinthalmanna court while the minor girl was sent back with her parents.