Hubballi: In a gripping crime saga unfolded in Hubballi, the Vidyanagar police, led by Inspector Jayant Gouli, cracked a housebreaking theft case within a mere 24 hours of its revelation. The intriguing twist? The alleged perpetrator was none other than the complainant’s own friend.
Here’s the riveting sequence of events: The complainant, a resident of Hanumant Nagar, invited his friend over for a Diwali party while his wife was away. Amidst preparations, the complainant, unable to cook vegetable curry, asked his friend (the accused) to wait at his house while he fetched the missing dish from a nearby hotel.
Seizing the opportune moment, the accused clandestinely made off with approximately 55 grams of gold ornaments valued at Rs 3.10 lakh. These treasures were stored in a locker, which, unfortunately, had been left unlocked. Nonchalantly finishing his dinner, the friend discreetly departed from the scene.
Upon discovering the theft, the complainant promptly lodged a First Information Report (FIR) with the Vidyanagar police. Acting on suspicion, the police swiftly apprehended the accused during their investigation. Subsequent inquiries brought forth a startling confession: the accused, hailing from Kittur, admitted to the crime, citing financial difficulties as the motive behind his actions.