Man steals 16.5 sovereigns of gold, caught after 18 years
Ottapalam: A man who went absconding by looting gold of his lady friend was caught after 18 years. Ottapalam police arrested Kozhikode Perambra native Sunil Kumar (52).
He had gone into hiding with 16.5 sovereigns of gold belonging to his friend and Ambalapara native. The incident leading up to the case had happened on 4 March 2003. It was after Thiruvilwamala Temple darshan that he took the money from the woman and ran away with it. The police were not able to arrest the accused then.
Since there had been no developments in the case, it was shifted to the long-pending list by the court in 2009. The man was arrested from Velliyoor in Kozhikode after an investigation led by Ottapalam police. They informed that the accused was taken before the court and remanded.