Bengaluru: A 32-year-old man was arrested for allegedly assaulting an elderly couple in their house in Bengaluru and fleeing with a gold chain after locking them inside. The incident took place at Harmony Layout, Attibele, on June 21. 

The accused, Srinivasan K, is a resident of Krishnapuram village in Dharmapuri district, Tamil Nadu. He was earlier arrested in a murder case.

According to reports, Srinivasan met Jayamma, 65, when she was returning home from a vegetable shop at 10:30 am on June 21. He accompanied her to the house and met her paralysed husband. He spent time with them until 4 pm and realised that the couple lives alone.

Once he decided to rob them, he took a chair and assaulted them. He fled with Rs 15,000 cash and 80 gm gold chain worth Rs 2.4 lakh. He locked the couple from the outside.

The robbery came to light when a relative knocked on the door in the evening and got no response. He alerted neighbours and they broke the lock of the house and took the couple to a nearby hospital. 

Police registered a case after the couple’s son Janardhana filed a complaint.

A police officer reportedly said that Shrinivasan was arrested in a murder case in Dharmapuri in 2016. He was released on bail. 

Earlier, Byatarayanapura Police arrested Rahul K alias Govinda on June 24 for going on an assault spree in the city on Saturday. While one would think that the assault was done in angst, the truth was the attack on people and vandalism of vehicles and shops by Rahul and six of his friends was done as apart of Rahul’s birthday celebrations.

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