Kasaragod: It was a ‘veiled’ attempt which became a failed attempt for a 42-year-old man from Adkattabail.
He had arrived at a bank to encash a cheque written in favour of his mother-in-law. As it was a payee’s order cheque, the bank staff insisted on her collecting the cash in person.
Some time later, a burqa-clad person came to encash the same cheque. By chance, while signing the cheque, the naqab part of the burqa that covered the face flew open and the staff realized that it was in fact a man who had come in veil.
It came to light that the same person who had gone home and returned wearing a burqa to encash the cheque.
With the help of the public, the man was handed over to the police.