Theft at college: cashier, brothers held

The police on Tuesday arrested three people, including the cashier of Thrissur Engineering College, in connection with the theft of Rs. 37 lakh from the college.

The arrested are Rijo, 30, of Pullazhi, and his twin brothers Lijo, 33, and Sijo, 33. Investigation based on CCTV footage and statements by the college staff led to the arrests.

An amount of Rs. 37 lakh went missing from the Principal’s room on Saturday. The fees collected from students was kept in a locker in the Principal’s room.

The police suspected the hands of college staff as the locker was opened with key. The CCTV footage showed one person wearing helmet entering the office room.

An investigation by a police team traced Rijo’s role in the theft.

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