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Tamil Nadu couple arrested for hijacking lorry with tomatoes worth Rs 2.5 lakhs

Tamil Nadu couple arrested for hijacking lorry with tomatoes worth Rs 2.5 lakhs

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Bengaluru: Police in Bengaluru arrested a couple from Tamil Nadu for hijacking a truck laden with 2.5 tonnes of tomatoes after faking an accident.

The couple from Vellore, according to police, was part of a gang of highway robbers, that intercepted Mallesh from Hiriyur in Chitradurga district, at Chikkajala on July 8 and demanded compensation claiming that his truck had bumped into their car.

When the farmer refused to pay them, the gang assaulted and pushed him out of the truck before driving away with the vehicle loaded with 2.5 tonnes of tomatoes worth over 2.5 lakhs on July 8.

Based on the complaint lodged by the farmer, the RMC Yard police tracked the movement of the vehicle and zeroed in on the gang.

Mallesh was transporting tomatoes to Kolar when he was waylaid by the gang in Bengaluru.

PTI with superficial edits

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