Tech-savvy laptop thief caught at KU
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, Jan 2: The Kashmir University’s Proctorial Wing, on Saturday caught red-handed a student allegedly involved in stealing laptops from cars parked in the campus.
The accused was identified as a student of the SSM College of Engineering, Pattan while his colleague managed to flee from the spot.
The KU officials said the incident took place when the Deputy Proctor saw two youth trying to break the lock of a car parked outside the Business School.
“When the official asked a youth what he was trying to do, the youth started beating him,” they said.
“The youth was the student of SSM College trying to steal a laptop from the car after trying to break open its central lock,” they said adding “Fortunately the deputy proctor was there and caught him red-handed.”
The Deputy Proctor, Dr Naseer, was injured in the incident.
“In the past few months, laptops of some of our officials were stolen from their cars. We have caught a person this time red-handed. So we are expecting a big breakthrough in the case as the thief has been handed over to police,” said an official of the KU’s Proctorial Wing.
The officials have recovered a scale and a map from the accused. “The map shows how to break the car locks, including the Central locks,” the official said.
Confirming the incident, the KU vice-chancellor, Prof Riyaz Punjabi said, “The accused has been handed over to the police for further investigation.”
Pertinently, some months back, the KU police caught hold of a laptop thief who too was the student of the SSM College.
Insiders said it seemed to be the handiwork of some “professional gangsters.”
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