Hyderabad: Like any other normal office day, Infosys employee B. Vinay Kumar was travelling to his work place at Pocharam. However, December 16 turned out different, and nightmarish. While he was passing by Annojiguda bridge, a stranger asked a lift.
Vinay Kumar obliged, little knowing that danger was lurking in the corner and that he would be robbed of his belongings. He had pass on his wallet containing Rs 3,500 in cash and a debit card. Later, the accused withdrew Rs 16,600 by using Vinay’s ICICI wi-fi debit card. The victim filed a complaint with Ghatkesar police and a case under Sec 379 of IPC was registered.
Two days after the incident, another Infosys employee filed a complaint in which he made a victim by a stranger using the same modus operandi. This time, it was A. Sudheer, a private from Medipally. Sudheer was on his way when he was stopped at Annojiguda Bridge and a stranger asked him for lift. The vehicle-owner was deprived of his bag, SBI Credit card, CitiBank Credit card. Later, the accused withdrew an amount of Rs 8,500 by using SBI Credit card and Rs 1,500 by swiping the CitiBank credit card.
Smelling trouble for many such employees, the Rachakonda police hatched a plan, The detective team headed by police officer Kiran Kumar and his staff apprehended the accused at Annojiguda bridge, who was standing beside the road. During the interrogation the accused confessed to the two crimes. Further, the cops seized Rs 23,000 cash and a motor cycle
Previous history of the accused
The accused is a native of Raghunathpally village in Jangaoan District. The accused studied up to ITI. About 18 months back, he came to Hyderabad from his native place and was residing at Nagaram village of Keesara mandal. He joined Ushodaya Super market at Nagaram as a marketing promoter on a one-year contract. He was drawing a monthly salary of Rs 12,000. When his contract was not renewed, he bagn hunting for a new job but all efforts went in vain. He began taking hand loans from his friends for paying rent and his own provision. Thus left to fate, he hatched a plan to make a fast buck. He began targeting employees of Infosys, who he thought were easy targets.