‘Boy plotted with friends to steal mom’s Rs 1.5 cr’
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A day after Rs 1.5 crore in cash was looted from a house in Atladara area of the city, the police on Saturday detained four boys, two of them minors and a third one son of a councillor, who allegedly used chloroform stolen from school laboratory to overpower the lone woman at the house before decamping with the money.
The councillor's son, Avi Amin, is a BCom student.
According to police, the boys have confessed to stealing the money to buy an expensive car and live a lavish life.
The break-in at the house of Shaku Patel in Millennium Apartment had taken place around 3.30 pm on Friday.
Within hours, the city Detection of Crime Branch (DCB) rounded up Kevin Bashyam (19), a Manjalpur resident who knew about the cash lying in Shaku's house.
Upon interrogation, Bashyam allegedly confessed to the crime and spilled the names of his three friends who were part of the conspiracy.
He also led police to his residence in Nirman Park where he had hidden the two stolen bags containing the cash, city police commissioner Satish Sharma told a press conference on Saturday.
"The cash belonged to Shaku Patel's husband's sister, a resident of Manjalpur who had recently sold a plot of land and had put the money at her brother Suresh's home for safekeeping around a month ago," Sharma said.
"When she went to put the cash to his brother's flat, she was accompanied by her 15-year-old son and Bashyam, who is her son's friend," said Sharma.
The boy, a Class IX student, knew his mother had got money but she would not let him spend it freely.
Bashyam, who is pursuing an engineering diploma from a city-based college, wanted to buy a luxury car.
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