He came, he saw, he gambled. And when he lost his money, this 'genius' from Bengaluru returned to the party as a burglar to get it all back!
No, this is not from Ocean's 11.
On Sunday night, six masked men barged into a house in Bengaluru, robbing the victims of Rs 28,000 in cash, three cell phones and a 63-gram gold chain at knifepoint.
This was no ordinary burglary though. The mastermind was known to the victims and had, in fact, been part of a birthday celebration earlier in the evening. He'd lost his money while gambling but had allegedly made a "comeback" to get it with the help of others.
According to the police, 30-year-old Muralidhar was hosting a birthday party for his friend Harish at his Hanumanthanagar residence in south Bengaluru. The guests gambled together and the alleged mastermind left the party after losing his money.
Around 10.30pm, the four victims were having dinner when the burglars broke in. Nobody was hurt during the robbery but the men were left in a state of shock.
The police has registered a case of dacoity but is yet to make any arrests. A special team has been deployed to nab the culprits. Fingerprint experts and a dog squad were also sent to the spot after neighbours informed the police about the incident.
The 'action' sequence executed by the birthday party burglars did not go unnoticed. Preliminary investigations have found that the gang of burglars came in an autorickshaw and a bike. An eyewitness has also told the police that he saw the burglars arrive in an auto-rickshaw but that he could not note down the vehicle number because there are no streetlights in the area.