Suspected chain snatcher killed himself by consuming Cyanide in Hoskote

Suspected chain snatcher killed himself by consuming Cyanide in Hoskote

Suspected chain snatcher killed himself by consuming Cyanide in Hoskote 

A 47-year-old man suspected in a chain snatching case allegedly ended life by consuming cyanide in Hosakote in the outskirts of Bengaluru when a team of policemen from KR Puram went to secure his arrest on tuesday. 

The deceased has been identified as,Shankar,native of Chittor district in Andhra Pradesh.

Senior officer said,the deceased noticed police surrounded him when he was offering prayer in a temple and gulped the pill,while  his associate has been caught and is being interrogated. 

The deceased has been identified as Shankar,a native of Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh.He along with his associate are said to be involved in four chain snatching cases registered at KR Puram police station recently. 

The police were on lookout for them.Based on technical inputs as their location was tracked to Hosakote. 

Shankar and his associate Chandrashekar were spotted near a temple in Pillagumpe near Hosakote on tuesday around 4 pm. 

The team went to catch the duo,Shankar noticed the police team heading towards them and took the pill,a police officer said . 

Sensing something wrong,the police team rushed him to hospital,but Shankar was declared dead. 

Shankar and Chandru used to come to the city on motorcycle and commit a series of chain snatchings targeting women moving alone and riding back to their native. 

During investigation Chandru told police that Shankar and he were offering prayer from outside the temple so that they don't get into any trouble. 

Preliminary investigation police have learned that the duo have snatched around eight chains.Five of them are in city jurisdiction while three chains are snatched from rural Bengaluru. 

Shankar was earlier arrested by South division police.He had committed chain snatching in Jayanagar,Banashankari,CK Achukattu,Girinagar and other areas.

He was involved in the crime since the year  2008,every time he came out on bail he continued the crime.

A case of unnatural death has been registered at Hosakote police station and further investigation is on to find out how Shankar got cyanide.