GUWAHATI: A youth was arrested by police on Monday for allegedly vandalising an Automated Teller Machine (ATM) counter's property at Christian Basti area on Sunday night.
As per reports, the arrested youth identified as Hirotpal Das, who was under the influence of intoxicants, had a verbal duel with a person Siddharth Sharma in the city's Srinagar area (before the incident of vandalisation took place). After indulging in the heated argument with the person, Hirotpal went to a nearby ATM booth seemingly to spend the night. When he reached the booth, he began to break flower pots which were kept outside the ATM counter. Dispur police took him under custody in the morning (Monday morning) following which he was handed over to Bhangagarh police, reports said.
According to information available, Hirotpal is a musician by profession and the son of a veterinarian.
In October last year, a youth was caught by police while he was trying to break an ATM installed by Oriental Bank, Golaghat branch near Golaghat Bezbaruah Government School. The youth was identified as Maina Saikia. He had been involved in criminal activities in the past.
In September last year, Chandmari police had arrested three youths in connection with an ATM break-in incident. The youths had looted Rs 2.46 lakh from an ATM of Indian Overseas bank. However, the police managed to only recover Rs 2.40 lakh. The arrested youths were identified as - Deep Mudoi, Subhash Kalita, and Somnath Dhara. They were arrested red-handed from a flat in the Bamunimaidam area while dividing the money.