A newly appointed driver vanished with a truck carrying a load of rice bags worth Rs 21 lakh on Monday night from Tiruvottiyur after sending off the cleaner to take bath at his house nearby.
After loading the 27,000 kg rice worth Rs 21 lakh, the lorry left for Poonamallee. When it reached Annamalai Nagar on Monday night, Samy suggested to Sundar Raj to go home to freshen up and return after finishing dinner. He said he would have tea and wait near the shop for Sundar Raj to return. Trusting his words, Sundar Raj went home to have dinner and returned to find that the vehicle (TN 28 BC 7517) had vanished with the rice and driver.
He then informed the lorry owner about the incident, who in turn lodged a complaint with the police. Samy’s mobile phone is switched off and the vehicle had no GPS to track, police added.