1 held for stealing schoolgirl’s earrings


Bicholim police on Thursday arrested Vishakha Anant Fadte, 22, from Newwada, Pilgao, in Bicholim taluka for allegedly taking away earrings from a schoolgirl in a Bicholim school.
Bicholim PI Ninad Deulkar said the accused entered the school premises during the recess and asked the girl student to hand over her earrings to her. The victim promptly handed over her earrings worth 5,000 to the accused girl, who then left the premises. After sometime, the victim girl realized her mistake and she reported the matter to the school headmaster who subsequently lodged a police complaint. Acting swiftly on the complaint, police rushed to the accused girl's native place but could not find her. Finally, she was arrested near the Bicholim court building on a tip-off given by some sources. The accused girl has been placed under two day's judicial remand. On Friday, she was taken to Mapusa police station for interrogation in connection with another case. She will be produced before judicial magistrate first class, Bicholim, on Saturday for further remand. [TOI]