Coimbatore Rural Police suspect that the gang that attempted to waylay and rob the cashier of a fuel refilling station in Karamadai on Friday, could have fled to Kerala.

According to sources, the gang after failing to snatch the cash bag from cashier Palanisamy (32) on Friday, got into the car and fled the scene of crime at Pettathapuram towards Karamadai. From there, it could have reached Thimmampatty, Tholampalayam and then Gopanari to reach Attapadi in Kerala.

The police suspect that the gang could have taken the route because of the absence of check posts.

The sources said that the police were also probing if the members of the gang were from North India because the bullets fired from the gun the gang had used to fire at Palanisamy suggested that the gun was of the type prevalent in North India. It was an unlicensed, country-made gun, the police had said.

The gang had intercepted Palanisamy who was on his way from the fuel station to a bank there to deposit Rs. 1.27 lakh.

Two arrested

Kuniamuthur Police are questioning two persons who were found travelling in a car that had fake registration papers.

The police said that during a routine vehicle checking drive on Palakkad Road on Saturday night, they intercepted a car and found that the registration number on the car was that of a two-wheeler.

The police also found that the registration papers were fake. To ascertain the real registration of the car, the police are questioning Khaja Moideen of Saramedu and Nizamudeen of Kotaimedu.

The police said that the two had told them that they had purchased the car from Selvapuram resident Farooq.

Girl missing

Sulur police have registered a case and are inquiring into the disappearance of Sujitha (15), daughter of Selvaraj. The police said that the girl who went to the school on June 4 did not return home. Selvaraj had lodged a complaint with the police.

Minor kidnapped

Thudiyalur police are on the look out for Eswaran (24) who is said to have kidnapped a minor girl.

The police said that Eswaran, who frequented his relatives in Keeranatham Bannari Nagar had developed friendship with a 17-year-old girl there. He is said to have eloped with the girl a couple of days ago. The police have registered a case following a complaint by the girl's father Raja, who had said that the girl who went to school did not return home.

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