7-member gang held for looting people by inviting for prospective bride meeting

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The gang targeted people who advertised in newspapers for remarriage. By contacting them, the gang sent picture of prospective bride, arranged meeting in isolated places and robbed valuables.

Thrissur: Thrissur West police nabbed a gang of seven that distorted money, gold and other valuables from people, by inviting them to meet the prospective bride.

The gang targeted people who advertised in newspapers for remarriage. By contacting them, the gang had sent photos of the prospective bride, arranged meetings in isolated places and robbed valuables.

The arrested were identified as Bineesh from Palakkad, Shiva alias Arumugham from Thiruppur, Theni native Prakash, Tiruppur natives Vignesh, Manikantan, Senthil, and Sanjay.

According to police, the accused are habitual offenders and their modus operandi is similar in the other cases registered in other police stations too.

It was on a complaint by a middle-aged man in Thrissur, police registered the case. The gang targeted the man after seeing an advertisement in a newspaper seeking a bride. One of the gang members contacted him with a proposal for his sister and forwarded photos too.

The gang member introduced himself as a Malayali family living in Tamil Nadu and his sister is a widow and claimed there is no child in the first marriage.

The meeting of the bride was arranged at a farmhouse in Pollachi as the gang informed the man that they had to visit a temple nearby. After the man reached the farmhouse, the gang took him to an isolated place and stolen all valuable after beating him up. A sum of Rs 7,000, a golden ring and mobile phones were stolen. The robbers also looted Rs 4,000,00 from the man's bank account through his ATM card.
Similar cases were charged against the gang in Palakkad, Vadakkenchery and Kollam East police stations too.

Many victims have not raised any complaint against them and it helped them to commit more similar offences. The gang was arrested by Thrissur West police station Inspector, J Prasad, and his team.

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