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Two youths held, guns recovered

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KOCHI, OCT. 31. The Trikkakkara police arrested two youngsters on the charge of snatching the chain of a woman and firing from a country-made gun while trying to flee.

The incident took place on Saturday evening near Cardinal English Medium School, Kakkanad. Two guns, which look like revolvers, have been recovered. Santhosh Varma, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Thrikkakara, said that the guns were modelled like .22-calibre revolvers.

"One of the youths was an ITI dropout and the other a mechanic. They used their knowledge to make the weapons. The injuries can be fatal if the guns are fired from a close range. Luckily, the two bullets fired had missed the target," he said.

Antony had snatched the chain of Mini, who had gone to pick her child from the school. The incident took place when Mini was talking to Sister Celine on the school verandah. Antony ran towards a bike on which Santhosh was waiting. The bike developed a starting trouble, following which Antony tried to flee from the scene.

Sr. Celine gave a chase and Antony fired at her from his gun, missing the target. Seeing these incidents, passers-by and local residents chased Antony. Though he fired at them, they managed to overpower him and hand him over to the police. Santhosh escaped on the bike.

Those arrested are Antony, 27, of Kiloor House, Perumbadap and Santhosh, 20, an inmate of Don Bosco Orphanage, Palluruthy. Santhosh was arrested from a lodge at Thopumpady on Saturday night, police said.

Gold stolen

Gold ornaments were stolen from a car parked near the Siva Temple, Ernakulam, on Sunday morning. Ornaments worth 20 sovereigns were kept in the car, according to a complaint lodged with the police by a woman, Sandhya Rajagopal, hailing from Palluruthi.

The complainant had gone to the temple around 9.30 a.m. after parking the car.

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