Dubai: He had one job. A thief in the Indian state of Gujarat, accidentally ended up killing himself while trying to rob a bank. Reportedly, he inadvertently slashed his neck with an electric cutter, which he was using to cut down the strong room of the private bank. Indian Twitter users are sharing details of the incident that happened on Saturday night, but was reported by Indian news channels on Monday.
According to the reports, S Anand, a police inspector at Varasiya police station said: “The thief died after accidentally getting hit by the electric cutter he was using to cut the strong room of the Ujjivan Small Finance Bank branch located at Sangam Crossroads here.”
According to him, the thief had already cut through the inner plate of the strong room.
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It appears that the cutter may have stopped after the wire moved. The thief went to fix it, and was coming back through the narrow passage leading up to the strong room when the moving cutter in his hand accidentally hit him in the neck, killing him on the spot.
The bank’s vigilance staff who noticed suspicious activity on the CCTV cameras notified the bank manager on Saturday night.
Subsequently, around 1 am, the body of the thief, was found by the manager, covered in blood, inside the strong room. The manager also informed the police, who reached the spot around 1:30am.
The thief was later identified as Nitin Vora.
According to a report by the Press Trust of India (PTI), the police officer said that a case was registered against the thief under IPC sections 380 (theft) and 511 (attempt to commit offence). The body was handed over to his family members after post-mortem, he added.