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2 from Kerala held for stealing bus, murdering watchman

Posted on Dec 24, 05:54PM | UNI

Police have arrested two persons hailing from Kerala for allegedly murdering night watchman of a private bus body building unit and stealing a bus at Karur yesterday.

Police said the arrested Sanoj (28) and Srijit alaias Vengappa (28) of Kunamuchu near Tiruchur in Kerala brought a bus chassis and asked the private bus body building unit here to build body.

They were supposed to take delivery of the bus when the body building but they did not have adequate money to take delivery of the bus. They went to the bus body buildign unit early yesterday, murdered night watchman Chinnasamy (65) and stole their bus to kerala.

On the information, police rushed to the spot and removed the body for post-mortem. They alerted Tamil Nadu-Kerala border police check posts.

The police on K C Chathiram check post near Madukarai in Coimbatore district intercepted the bus and arrested Sanoj and Srijit alais Vengappa along with the bus.

Preliminary investigations revealed that the accused had confessed that they stole the bus due to non-availability of funds after murdering the watchman.

Further investigations were on.