Chennai, Jan 24 (BPNS)
A 25-year-old youth, Khaleel Rahman of Poochinayikanpetti in the Dindigul district of Tamil Nadu was on Tuesday arrested by police after he tried to rob a bank in broad daylight.
The youth tried to rob Indian Overseas Bank, Thadikombu branch, in the district in the latest Ajit Kumar starrer, ‘Thunivu’. He barged into the bank and kept the bank employees hostage. He used chilly powder, pepper spray, and a knife was used by Khaleel to rob the bank. He tied three bank employees using plastic tags. However, one of the employees broke himself free and alerted the local people.
People from the neighbourhood arrived in large numbers and overpowered Khaleel who was later handed over to the police.
The youth, according to local police, informed that he was depressed with life and tried to rob the bank after getting inspiration from the movie ‘Thunivu’ which portrays a bank heist.
The Dindigul West police have commenced an investigation on Khaleel Rahman and his antecedents and whether he was involved in any such acts earlier. The police are also probing whether any conspiracy involving other people has taken place for the bank robbery.