Bengaluru: The Koramangala Police have arrested four persons for robbing a 42-year-old gutka vendor of Rs 6 lakh.

The victim Muniyappan, who sells gutka in Bengaluru's City Market area, had gone to Chandapura to supply gutka and stayed the night at a relative’s house.

A man who was a relative of the gutka vendor discovered that he was carrying Rs 6 lakh with him. He learnt that the vendor was going to return home from Chandapura the next morning and planned with his partners to rob him.

Muniyappan was going to catch a bus in Madiwala when he was robbed on April 23. He was held at knifepoint by four men near a park in Koramangala and was robbed of Rs 6 lakh.

The four accused men are identified as Murugan (36), residing in Koramangala, Arun Kumar (34) from Viveknagar, Basavaraju (33) from Ashoknagar, and Hemanth (30) of Adugodi. Among these, Murugan is the relative of the victim. He started planning on the robbery after learning that Muniyappan carried a large amount of money. He ordered his associates to rob him. The accused quartet came on a scooter and robbed Muniyappan while threatening him with a knife.