Thief caught red-handed locks himself in Delhi flat, plays dead to escape arrest

The thief was part of a gang called ‘Devil’s Angels’. His interrogation led to the arrest of eight others from his gang.

Neighbourhood News Desk/Avi Arya: Caught red-handed for burgling a flat in east Delhi’s Mayur Vihar, a 20-year-old man decided to lock himself inside the house and played dead in order to escape arrest. He allegedly banged his head on the wall and smashed crockery on his face to pass himself off as dead as he remained locked inside the house for over an hour.But police broke into the flat and arrested Akash (identified only by first name), who allegedly continued to pretend dead for several minutes even after being caught. Interrogation led to the arrest of eight other members of his gang and two receivers of stolen property.

Police investigator said that the gang called itself the ‘Devil’s Angels’ based on a 1967 Hollywood flick. “The gang leader, Shivam alias Kancha, had got the film’s name tattooed on his arm. He gave his gang the same name”. DCP said the gang had been involved in multiple cases of snatching and burglary over the past few weeks.


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