Youth turn to robbery to pay gambling losses

October 30th, 2010 - 1:56 am ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Oct 30 (IANS) Four youth in Delhi were arrested for burglary, which they turned to recover their heavy betting losses, police said Friday.

“Anil Verma, 25, the gang leader, Vikas Jain, 22, Danish Ahmad, 24 and Sumit Sharma, 23 were arrested in five cases of burglary amounting to more than Rs. 55,000 in cash and 100 gms of gold jewellery from Chirag Delhi area of south Delhi Wednesday,” said a senior police official.

Jain is a BCA (Bachelor of Computer Applications) graduate from I.P. University.

“The four youths were neighbours who dreamed of living a lavish lifestyle. They got involved in betting and had no recourse but to pay the money lost by taking a loan from a local money-lender at 10 percent monthly interest. To pay their mounting debt, they started to robbery,” the police official said.

The stolen cash, gold and other items have been recovered from the youth.

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