1.75 kg gold worth Rs 50 lakh stolen
Coimbatore: About 1.75 kg of gold valued at over Rs 50 lakh was on Sunday stolen from an ornament manufacturing unit near here allegedly by a youth working there who splashed acid on the watchman before escaping.
Police said the youth came to the workshop at Vadavalli despite Sunday being a holiday and packed the gold in a bag.
When the watchman asked him to show the bag, he threw acid used for cleaning the gold on him and escaped, police said.
The watchman received minor burns, they said, adding, a special police team has been formed to nab the youth.