A 28-year-old man was arrest on Friday by police in Chennai for stealing the car of a Kodabakkam businessman. The thief had connived with the car owner's daughter to commit the crime, according to ToI.
Forty-seven-year-old Shanmugarajan, the owner of the vehicle, had lodged a complaint with the police alleging that his car had gone missing from the garage in his residence.
But little did he know that it was his daughter who had hatched the plan for this crime.
She was reportedly friends with one Chandru on Facebook and had made several calls to him before the theft occurred.
â€œThe woman told Chandru she was in need of money but said her father refused to give her any cash. She suggested that Chandru steal her father's Mahendra Xylo," an investigating officer told ToI.
She offered to help him steal the car which costs over Rs.10 lakh.
Chandru then used a duplicate key to drive the vehicle away. He was however apprehended while trying to sell the vehicle.
The businessman's daughter came under suspicion after she gave contradictory statements to the police during enquiry.
While the businessman's daughter has been let off with a warning, a magistrate court has sent Chandru to jail.