The Indian Overseas Bank, RM Colony Branch, on Thadikombu Road in Dindigul, where the robbery attempt took place, on January 24, 2023

The Indian Overseas Bank, RM Colony Branch, on Thadikombu Road in Dindigul, the place the robbery try occurred, on January 24, 2023
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Just like a scene out of a movie, a 22-year-old man allegedly tried to rob a public sector bank in broad daylight, on the busy Thadikombu Road in Dindigul, on Tuesday.

According to the police, the accused has been recognized as A. Kalil Rahman, a diploma holder, of Begampur in Dindigul.

Superintendent of Police V. Baskaran, who inspected the spot, mentioned the younger man was not happy with the meagre wage of round ₹7,000 he was provided at jobs he took up earlier. Rahman’s father is an informal employee. “In order to achieve fast cash, he resorted to robbing a bank, which he confessed was additionally impressed by the latest Tamil film, ‘Thunivu’, starring Ajith,” he mentioned.

Preliminary investigations revealed that Kalil had reached the Indian Overseas Bank’s department on Thadikombu Road round 9.45 a.m. Seeing just a few individuals contained in the bank, together with two ladies, he shortly tied the individuals’s palms with plastic ropes and threatened them with a knife, pepper spray and chilli powder he had come in armed with.

“Just because the department supervisor was logging in for work on the entrance of the bank, a clerk who was additionally tied up alerted him to the presence of a robber. Fortunately, the supervisor, together with the clerk, managed to safe the accused, pushed him right into a room and locked him up earlier than alerting the police,” mentioned Mr. Baskaran.

Police who rushed to the spot inside minutes, secured Kalil.

Mr. Baskaran mentioned that no gadgets had been stolen and the Dindigul Town West police are investigating the matter.

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