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Youth cons in the name of vastu; caught

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Mysuru: If anybody comes home asking to do gardening and arrange flower pots as per vastu. Think twice, he may be a thief in disguise as a senior citizen was conned in Mysuru in a similar manner. So also in other cities.

A youth has been arrested by Lakshmipuram police in the city. Akshaya B Padaki, 26 years, Saraswatipuram in the city is the youth. He was working in a private travel firm. Thirty grams of gold and 320 grams of silver articles worth Rs two lakh have been recovered from him.

He had befriended a senior citizen Arjun Rao. He had gone to his house and convinced him to arrange the pots as per vastu. He also convinced Rao that the idol of a tortoise in the household be kept in ‘Kuber Moole’ a particular direction in the house that brings good fortune.

Padaki who already had an ulterior motive asked Rao for water, and cleaned off the valuables kept in the almirah. He had committed thefts in a similar manner at the houses in Melukote in Mandya and Bengaluru.

Police team included Inspector H Hariyappa, PSI Kumari S Bandi, ASI Gowrishankar Swamy, Head Constables Raju and Puttaswamy T, constables Sudeep Kumar, Kumar M R, Swamy and Siddappaji. – Team Mysoorunews

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