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However, Ganesh Babu’s remorse and tension lasted only a few hours. Hardly eight kilometres from Mambalam, the government railway police (GRP) found two drunkards fast asleep with a bag in their possession. When checked, the personnel found seven sovereigns of gold jewellery and Rs 48,000 in their possession. The robbers were caught.
The missing amount from the retrieved sum could explain the lacking links in the story. Abdul Kareem (37) from Ambattur and Kumar (29) from Padi got excited about their successful heist at Ganesh’s house and decided to celebrate. Instead of laying low or hiding the loot, they immediately shelled out money to buy booze, The New Indian Express (TNIE) said in a report.
The two accused planned to take the first suburban train to Avadi, the police were quoted as saying by the daily.