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Auto driver arrested in theft case

Mysuru, July 20:- An autorickshaw driver who had snatched a cellphone from his customer in the city some time back has been arrested by the Devaraja police.

The auto driver had demanded Rs 300 to drop the passenger and later agreed for a lesser amount. Midway through, he again demanded Rs 300 and when the passenger refused, driver snatched cellphone worth Rs 15,000 from the customer and drove away.

The accused has been identified as Manjunath (40), a resident of Mahadeshwara layout, Kumbarakoppal. During the inquiry, he confessed to his crime. Police have seized his auto as well. The operation was carried out by inspector Thimmaraju, PSI Mahadeva Nayaka, Somashetty, Venugopal and Nandish. (MR/KS).

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