14-Year-Old Boy Stole Truck Worth Rs 14 Lakh, Only Gets Caught After Running Out Of Fuel

Author - Oct 17, 2018


14-Year-Old Boy Stole Truck Worth Rs 14 Lakh, Only Gets Caught After Running Out Of Fuel

a boy with 14 years of age managed to steal a truck and planned to sell it.

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A little boy at 14 years of age stole the truck in Palwal, Haryana when he was cleaning it. The boy was just 5-ft tall but he managed to drove a distance of 138 km over 2 days before he had to stop because there was not enough fuel in the tank and later got caught by highway police in Hathras village of Uttar Pradesh.

A police was on his duty has noticed a truck which had a Haryana number plate. This truck had been stopping at multiple places. The polices in Sahpau finally decided to intercept the truck on on Jalesar road. Then he found out that the young boy was the one who drove the vehicle.

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He told the police that he is currently at 14 years of age and he is from Etah and his work was cleaning for the truck in Palwal. His monthly salary is just as low as Rs. 5000 and that was insufficient to pay for his family’s needs. His father already passed away while his mother is working as a laborer in his hometown.

The boy planned to steal the vehicle and take it to an Etah’s village called Malawan which is known for a common place for consuming stolen heavy vehicles. Therefore, the boy was about to sell the stolen truck along with the loaded goods and ran away with the cash.

On October 11, that vehicle was loaded with goods that worth Rs. 14 lakh in Greater Noida. When the truck arrived in Palwal and Munna Singh - the driver went to make payments to the transport company, the little boy drove away with the truck with only Rs. 100 so he had to try to sell the spare tire to afford the fuel for the truck.

Police in Hathras already knew about the truck being stolen from their colleagues in Palwal. According to Jagdish, who was in charge of the police station in Sahpau, the vehicle was installed a GPS device which allowed the owner to track its location. The police could not believe his eyes to see the little boy with just about 5-ft tall could have managed to drive a big vehicle like that. Therefore, the police officers asked him to drive the vehicle with an officer sitting next to him.

“Despite his age and height, he drove as well as an experienced driver, and brought the truck to the police station,” a police officer said.

Jai Prakash Yadav - Hathras superintendent of police said that he only met the driver only a few days ago and before that he had worked as a helper with many truck drivers for about 3 years.

14 year old steal truck with goods worth 14 lakh

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The boy has been booked under section 379 of IPC (Indian Penal Code) for conducting the theft and section 411 for dishonestly receiving stolen property and 414 for assisting in concealment of stolen property. On Sunday, he was later sent to a juvenile home.

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