Keezhoor (Kottayam): The timely intervention of a Sub-Inspector of Police foiled a break-in bid at a house in Keezhoor, near Thalayolaparambu, in Kottayam district the other day. The police officer intervened without bothering about his jurisdictional limits, and thus secured an elderly couple staying alone there.
Bobins John, 32, of Keezhoor Chittettu Puthenpura, was nabbed by the police team led by Thalayolaparambu SI VA Jayamohan when the former was attempting to intrude into the house of MM Mathew, 80, of Mecheril House.
The police also recovered from the accused a steel instrument used for breaking opening locks and doors.
It all began when SI Jayamohan suddenly got a phone call while patrolling near Mercy Hospital at Pothy. A resident of Keezhoor, Prabhat Kumar, informed that a burglar was masking the CCTV camera installed at a house in his neighbourhood with a cloth.
Mathew's daughter Sonia Mathew, who was staying in Pala, was watching these visuals live. The shocked Sonia promptly informed Prabhat Kumar and who, in turn, informed the SI.
The house of Mathew comes under the Velloor police station limits. But overlooking the jurisdictional nitty- gritty, the SI, along with senior civil police officer Rajeev, rushed to the spot. They also informed the Velloor police station.
The police entered the plot from the rear. Seeing the police, Bobins jumped from the second floor of the house to the courtyard and ran away. Bobins was wearing a nighty.
By this time, Velloor SI K Saji and Civil Police Officer PS Binu reached the spot. SI Jayamohan and team chased Bobins through the roads, a rubber estate and a paddy field for kilometers. Finally, he was nabbed from a bush by Jayamohan and team.
He was later handed over to the Velloor police.
Velloor Station House Officer A Prasad told the media that the accused was produced before the magistrate court.
Almost similar incident in UP
A similar incident was reported from the State of Uttar Pradesh. Here the police foiled a burglary attempt at a closed house after getting a tip-off from the alert houseowner who was watching the live CCTV visuals while sitting in the United States.
Houseowner Vijay Ashwathi, who was watching the CCTV visuals of his house located at Chakeri locality of Kanpur, noticed burglars trying to enter. Soon he promptly informed the police, but the thieves had broken in by the time the police team led by Inspector Madhur Mishra reached the spot.
The burglars fired at the police, but the latter finally managed to shoot down the gang leader Sreenath Rathod. In the melee, his accomplices fled from the scene.