Couple steals debit card for wedding shopping, arrested

August 10th, 2008 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) The young couple, who wanted to get married but had no money, went on a wedding shopping spree purchasing garments and other items worth Rs.140,000, but their dreams were shattered when Delhi Police arrested them for stealing a debit card. Mohammed Inam, 23, and Amrita (name changed), 22, were arrested Saturday for stealing an HDFC Bank debit card of Indira Ramani from her Sarojini Nagar house and making purchases worth Rs.140,000 Aug 3.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (Southwest Delhi) Shalini Singh said the shops were identified from where the couple bought their garments.

“It was found that Amrita used to visit the complainant’s house quite frequently. Amrita in her sustained questioning revealed that she stole the debit card and used it for purchasing. The shopkeepers also identified her,” Singh said Sunday.

“But she refused to reveal anything about the identity of the boy who accompanied her. During further enquiry, it was found that the same debit card was used to buy petrol from the Navyug Service Station in Greater Kailash for a car,” Singh added.

Through the car registration number, its owner was traced who admitted he had lent his car to Inam that day.

“Inam used to supply milk at Amrita’s house and they fell in love with each other. They wanted to marry but needed the wedding garments and household articles to set up their home, so they committed the crime,” Singh said.

A mobile phone, several garments, seven paintings and the stolen debit card have been recovered from them.

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