Woman dentist, mother arrested for shoplifting


Bhubaneswar: In a sensational development, a woman dentist and her mother were arrested on charges of shoplifting in different malls in Bhubaneswar. Both the mother-daughter duo were arrested by the Sahid Nagar Police.

The arrested have been identified as Kalyani Prusti and her mother Kushum.

Based on the visuals captured in a Close Circuit Television (CCTV) camera, police were able to track the accused and arrest them, informed sources.

Puspaja Dhal, owner of Manisha Boutique of plot number – 585/1 in Saheed Nagar area had lodged an FIR at the local police station on June 11 last alleging two ladies came to her shop posing as customers and stole three sarees and two suit pieces on the pretext of purchasing articles.

According to police sources, while the dentist was working at a private hospital here, her father recently retired as a chief manager of a reputed bank.

Police have seized 165 handbags, 28 sarees and 15 dresses from their house. The recovered stolen items are expected to be worth more than Rs 2 lakh. A motor cycle and a mobile phone were also seized during the raid, sources added.

Though police termed the mother-daughter as a gang which looted fashion items from different malls, they suspected it to be psychological disorder or tendency.

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