Two youths die in Chennai road accident while trying to escape after snatching man’s debit card

CHENNAI: Two youths, who were trying to escape from police after snatching a debit card of a 37-year-old man, died when the two-wheeler they were travelling on collided with a Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation (TNSTC) bus at Panaiyur near Chennai on Saturday morning.
The deceased have been identified as Yuvaraj, 19, and Satish, 20.
The accident happened after the duo and their friends, Aadhi 21, Naveen, 19, and a 17-year-old engineering student, snatched the debit card of Shanmugasundaram of Erode.
According to police, the 17-year-old engineering student used to chat with Shanmugasundaram on Facebook messenger pretending to be a woman. He invited Shanmugasundaram to Madhavaram here for a meeting.
The teenager colluded with Aadhi, who is also an engineering student.
Shanmugasundaram reached Madhavaram in the early hours of Saturday and called the teenager.
The teenager, Aadhi, Naveen, Yuvaraj and Satish met Shanmugasundaram. They snatched his debit card and made him reveal the PIN.

While Aadhi and the teenager kept Shanmugasundaram as hostage, the other three went to a nearby ATM kiosk to withdraw cash using the debit card.
A police team on patrol saw the teenager, Aadhi and Shanmugasundaram on the roadside. Police questioned them. Shanmugasundaram told them that the youngsters had snatched his debit card.
Panicked, Aadhi escaped from the spot.

The police team nabbed the teenager and Shanmugansundaram.
Naveen, Yuvaraj and Satish spotted police and tried to escape. The police caught Naveen after a chase.
Yuvaraj and Satish escaped on a two-wheeler. When they reached Panaiyur on the ECR, their two-wheeler collided with a TNSTC bus coming to Chennai from Velankanni.

The duo died on the spot.
Based on the complaint of Shanmugasundaram, the Madhavaram police registered a case and arrested Naveen and the college student.

A police team has been formed to track Aadhi.
Further investigations were on.

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