Identical to a scene out of a movie, a 22-year-old man allegedly tried to rob a public sector financial institution in broad daylight, on the busy Thadikombu Street in Dindigul, on Tuesday.
In keeping with the police, the accused has been recognized as A. Kalil Rahman, a diploma holder, of Begampur in Dindigul.
Superintendent of Police V. Baskaran mentioned his dad and mom had been daily-wage employees and Rahman, with no correct job, had been serving to his brother at his juice store. “Not satisfied with the meagre salary he was offered for the jobs he took up, he attempted to rob the bank which, he confessed, was also inspired by the latest Tamil film, Thunivu, starring actor Ajith Kumar to earn quick money,” he mentioned.
Preliminary investigations revealed that Rahman reached Indian Abroad Financial institution department at RM Colony on Thadikombu Street in Dindigul round 9.20 a.m. He had performed a recce on the financial institution for one week. Within the absence of safety personnel on the entrance, he entered the financial institution freely.
Seeing just a few individuals, together with two ladies, contained in the financial institution, he tied their palms with plastic ropes and threatened them with a knife, pepper spray and chilli powder. The police mentioned Rahman used pepper spray on one of many individuals who put up resistance.
“Just as the branch manager was logging in for work at the entrance of the bank, a clerk who was also tied up alerted him to the presence of a ‘robber’ inside. The manager, along with the clerk, managed to catch hold of the accused, pushed him into a room and locked him up before alerting the police,” mentioned Mr. Baskaran.
The police rushed to the spot and secured Rahman. Mr. Baskaran mentioned no objects taken away by the robber, towards whom no instances had been registered earlier.
On a grievance filed by financial institution’s gold appraiser Mohanraj, Dindigul City West Police registered a case towards Rahman underneath Sections 393 (try and commit theft), 394 (voluntarily inflicting harm in committing theft), 397 (theft or dacoity with try and trigger demise or grievous harm) and 506 (i) (prison intimidation) of the IPC.
The accused could be produced earlier than the Judicial Justice of the Peace I for remand.