Five people have been arrested in connection with the incident in which a jeweller was attacked and robbed of 100 sovereigns of gold at Pallipuram near Technocity, Thiruvananthapuram.
Jeweller Sampath Surve, his relative Lakshman and his driver Arun were transporting gold from Neyyattinkara to Attingal on Friday when the robbery occurred. A gang of 12 are said to have waylaid them. The masked gang is said to have broken the windshield, threw chilli powder on their faces and attacked them. Sampat suffered injuries on his arms. The gang forced Arun to enter their car and assaulted him. He was thrown off the vehicle at Vavarambalam near Pothencode. Lakshman was also supposedly forced into another vehicle and dropped off at Pothencode.
Those who have been taken into custody are from Perumathura and Pallipuram. They are currently being questioned at the Kilimanoor Police Station. The vehicle in which the gang was travelling in has also been seized. The police are currently trying to find the other accused. The five were nabbed based on CCTV footages of the incident.