Adoor: In a strange incident, a thief who had a weird manner of stealing without his clothes, was nabbed by locals at Adoor on Saturday night.
The culprit was identified as Biju Sebastian (46), native of Pothankode.
Biju spotted a house at Mangattu area which had no inhabitants and decided to rob on Saturday night. To make his work easy and flexible, he removed his clothes before he started work. He hung his underwear on the window grill in front of the house. His shirt, lungi and rain coat were spread on the floor. Naked Biju then climbed atop the house.
As the house owner and family were away, they had entrusted a Kodumon native couple, to check the house once a while. By the time Biju climbed on top of the house, the couple reached around 9.30 pm for a regular check. As they neared the front door, they found an underwear of a man on the window grill. The other cloths were found on the floor.
Getting suspicious they informed the matter to neighbours. In further search, locals found there was someone on top of the house. Meanwhile, Biju also learnt that the locals have gathered at the house and smelled danger. In a hurry to escape, he jumped off the house without giving a second thought. Biju broke his ribs and couldn’t escape. Upon alert, Adoor police reached the spot and admitted him to the Adoor govt. general hospital. Since he seriously injured his ribs, Biju was later shifted to medical college.
Earlier, a gold chain of an elderly woman was stolen after breaking into her house at Mangattu. A grocery store was also robbed recently at this area. Police will interrogate Biju to find whether he has any links with these thefts.