Two motorcycle-borne men inflicted serious injuries on a 48-year-old man and robbed him of his gold ring and mobile phone at Thuvariman near here on Sunday night.

Police said the complainant, Palpandi (48), a government employee residing in Pykara, was returning home from Samayanallur on his two-wheeler.

The vehicle ran out of petrol and came to a halt near Thruvariman at around 10.30 p.m. He called his son-in-law for assistance and was waiting for him near the bund of a water body. Two persons came on a motorcycle and attacked him with a sickle on his head and arms. They snatched his cell phone and his gold ring weighing six grams and fled the spot.

Following a complaint from the victim, the police carried out a search for the suspects and caught them hiding in Nagamalai Pudukottai. They were identified as Stalin (27) of Sikkandarchavadi and Sundar (28) of Arapalayam.

Palpandi is receiving treatment at a private hospital, the police said.

A case has been registered under section 397 of IPC by the Nagamalai Pudukottai police. The stolen items were recovered from the accused who were remanded in judicial custody.

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