Woman forms gang of thieves to arrange bail money for brother
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Woman forms gang of thieves to arrange bail money for brother

Two members of the gang were arrested, but the woman managed to give the police a slip.

jaipur Updated: Jan 23, 2018 22:01 IST
Mukesh Mathrani
Mukesh Mathrani
Hindustan Times, Barmer
Rajasthan news,Crime,Cattle thief
The two arrested members have confessed to their crime. (HT Photo)

How far will you go bail out your sibling? A woman in Rajasthan allegedly formed a gang and stole cattle to arrange money to post the bail for her brother, who is lodged in jail.

On Tuesday, the police arrested two members of the gang, who revealed the backstory. The police were, however, not able to catch the mastermind, Shanti Devi and her minor son. The police claimed that the two arrested gang members have confessed that they were involved in stealing cattle.

According to the police, the two arrested — Udaram Bheel from Aakadali and Sunil from Sambhara village in Barmer — told them that the gang was formed by Shanti Devi, a widow, who wanted to arrange money to bail out her brother.

Station house officer (SHO) at Gida police station Gumnaram Choudhary said that for the past few months several complaints of cattle theft have been lodged in the area. The police then formed a team to arrest the culprits.

Choudhary said that during investigation they found that accused have adopted the same modus operandi in all the theft cases. Following which late on Monday, the police arrested the two accused, he said.

The police said that the prime accused, Shanti, managed to escape with her minor son.

The police also added that they still don’t know the name of Shanti Devi’s brother or where he is lodged or other details of the case. They claimed that they will have a clearer picture once Shanti Devi is arrested.

First Published: Jan 23, 2018 22:01 IST