Daijiworld Media Network - Kasargod (DV)
Kasargod, Sep 11: Vidyanagar police arrested a youth for allegedly stealing mobile phones meant for fianacially poor students and selling them to mobile phone shops in Mangaluru.
The arrested is identified as Habib Rehaman (27) from Ayampara in Periya.
For online classes of students, mobile phones were kept at Higher Primary School in Cherkala. Seven mobile phones and Rs 1,700 was stolen. The theft took place in the last week of July.
The phones were donated by old students which were to be handed over to financially poor students. The theft was committed after breaking into the office room at the school.
In this regard, school assistant in-charge PA Samir had filed a police complaint. Police succeeded in nabbing the accused. The police traced a mobile phone on the basis of the IMEI number. They found that mobiles were used in Mangaluru. Later, when they enquired a person using one of the mobile phones, he revealed that it was purchased from a shop. When they enquired the shopkeeper, police gathered information about Habib Rehaman.
Police further informed that Habib has theft cases in Ernakulam and Palakkad districts of Kerala. Out of seven mobile phones, police have recovered five phones from various places in Mangaluru.