Mangaluru: In a curious incident at an apartment complex in the city on Sunday, a teenage student was caught while trying to sneak in his friend to his apartment by stuffing him inside a suitcase, police sources said.

The student resorted to the bizarre attempt in Karnataka’s Mangaluru, frustrated at the apartment association denying permission to any outsider into the complex in view of the coronavirus scare.

His valiant effort, however, turned futile as the occupants in the complex grew suspicious about some movement inside the huge suitcase as he was dragging it in.

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They made him open the suitcase there itself and were shocked to see his friend emerging out of it.

The incident happened in an apartment complex located on Arya Samaj Road. The apartment association had prohibited outsiders from entering the complex.

Immediately, the residents called up the police, who came and took the two to the station.

Later, the parents of both the students were summoned to the station.

The suitcase heroics proved costly as the police registered a case against the two minors. Both will be produced before the Juvenile Justice Board, said the police.