Kollam: The Kollam Police arrested five vagabond women from Tamil Nadu on Saturday, hours after they stole valuables from a house in neighbouring Thiruvananthapuram district. The cops caught them just as they were set to board a train to their native state.
The police seized 44 sovereigns of the yellow metal and cash totalling Rs 70,000, from the possession of Krishnamma (30), Balamani (28), Masani (30), Radha (23) and Jyothi (35) of Salem, police revealed. They were all set to travel to Tamil Nadu when the police nabbed them at Kollam railway station. The police also rescued four newborns who were with the women.
The arrests were made in the wake of a complaint filed by a resident of Attingal. M S Radhakrishnan Nair, who resides opposite the College of Science Tuition Centre, registered an FIR saying that a team of women, along with infants, had committed theft in his house when the family had gone inside to find alms for the beggars.
The cops, with the aid of CCTV fixed along the lane adjacent to Nair’s residence, found the images of the women fleeing.
The women had, soon after the theft, changed their dress. From Attingal, they took a bus and got down at Kalluvathukkal after travelling 18 km. From there, the team took an autorickshaw to reach Kollam railway station, where the women were caught.
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