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Updated: March 6, 2012 02:52 IST

Relatives of two more suspects claim bodies

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Relatives of two bank robbery suspects who came to the Government General Hospital on Monday to identify the bodies. Photo: V. Ganesan
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Relatives of two bank robbery suspects who came to the Government General Hospital on Monday to identify the bodies. Photo: V. Ganesan

The bodies of two suspects killed along with three accomplices on February 23 in a police encounter in connection with the bank robbery case, were handed over to their relatives on Monday afternoon. They were taken to Bangalore by train to proceed to Patna later.

Police sources said the Gurha Prasad, grandfather of suspect Vinay Prasad, and Jitendar Yadav, uncle of suspect Rajiv Kumar alias Harish Kumar came to the city on Monday accompanied by Bihar Police personnel, a few relatives of the suspects and representatives from their native villages in Nalanda district in Bihar.

Around 3 p.m., Prasad and Yadav identified the respective bodies at the mortuary of the Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital and their statements were recorded by the Metropolitan Magistrate Geetha Rani inside the hospital as part of the judicial enquiry. Police personnel and others accompanying them were marked as witnesses. A CBCID team made enquiries with the relatives, sources said.

After the formalities, the two bodies were handed over to the relatives in the evening and they went to Bangalore by train. On Tuesday, the bodies are expected to be taken to Patna by train to the Bahapar and Milkipur villages respectively.

Earlier, the body of Sujay Kumar Rai alias Vinod Kumar who was suspected to be the kingpin of the gang involved in the bank robbery was taken to Patna by relatives on a flight. The bodies of two more suspects are yet to be identified. No one has claimed the bodies that are lying in the GH mortuary.

On February 23, five men including Sujay, Vinay and Rajiv were gunned down by police in an encounter inside a house in Velachery. The gang was suspected to be involved in two bank robberies in the city.

Good one Capt.. not just robbers who terrorise people, robbers, people who kill for money or anyone who commits a crime knowing what they are doing should be dealt with properly. and put behind bars for long time and never should be allowed into the society again. i read a recent article on Nakheeran about a guy who committed a murder then let out on bail (why should a murderer be on the streets again!!!...) and then stabbed three people.. again let out bail.. and then went to commit a series of house break-ins and chain snatching in chennai. All that it shows is that, its the justice system of our country that let him out and forced him to commit more crimes.. Lesson Learnt - dont let them out and let them rot in jail for ever... -

from:  Satya
Posted on: Mar 6, 2012 at 20:56 IST

Though I am a staunch believer in justice, the course of action adopted by the law enforcement agencies is right to a reasonable extent. Taking into account the robbery incidents plaguing the state, the culprits have to be dealt with severely. We can't let the court proceedings to keep dragging for years without any fitting punishment for the accused. Sometimes the bull needs to be taken by it's horn to take control of the situation. Finally an appeal to the human rights' activists, the ones involved in such daylight robberies & heinous acts like rape & murder are beyond the purview of such sympathy because they're absolutely inhuman.

from:  Capt.Vijayaraghavan.K.
Posted on: Mar 6, 2012 at 17:43 IST

The robbers actually entered the second bank without a mask. So lot of people has actually seen their faces. Has no one confirmed the suspect bodies that they were the actual robbers of the banks? If identified, then why are they still called suspects?

from:  Aswin
Posted on: Mar 6, 2012 at 09:32 IST
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