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'Mentally disturbed' man drives cop vehicle away to meet wife

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

A man allegedly stole and drove away a police vehicle in district to meet his wife but was later arrested in neighbouring

The incident occurred yesterday when Tirupati Lingaraju, allegedly mentally disturbed, drove away the vehicle after diverting the attention of the driver, police said today.

Following the incident, police in neighbouring districts were alerted and with the help of CCTV footage, the vehicle was traced to Khammam, they said.

Lingaraju, in his 30s, then drove towards Vijayawada, but a police team intercepted him at a check-post in district late last night, they added.

Later, it was learnt that he had stolen the vehicle to meet his wife in Jagannathapuram village of district, police said.

"The man was travelling along with four of his friends in the vehicle. The five have been brought back to and interrogation is on," district of police told over phone.

A case under IPC section 379 (theft) has been registered.

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First Published: Sun, June 10 2018. 18:10 IST