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Burglars splash chilli powder, escape with Rs 6 lakh
Unidentified persons decamped with Rs six lakh and silver articles from a farmer’s house in broad daylight in Chengalpattu district on Saturday. They also splashed chilli powder inside the house to confuse sniffer dogs in case police deploy them to help the investigation before making good their escape.
The cash and valuables belong to Devendran, a farmer, of Panjamthiruthi village. Devendran, who is expanding his house had gone to Chengalpattu to buy raw materials, while his wife too was out for menial work.
Devendran’s aged mother was lying in the backyard of the house when the unidentified persons entered the house and stole the cash and other valuables from two cupboards. Before leaving the house, they took the chilli powder from the kitchen and splashed it on the floor.
Devendran who returned to the house was shocked to find the cash stolen and lodged a complaint at Manamathi police station.
A case has been registered and further investigation is on.