Bank robber is killed after accidentally slitting his neck with electric scissors he used to break into a safe in India
- The thief broke into Ujjivan Small Finance Bank in Vadodara, west of India
- Police believe he accidentally pulled the wire amid the dark conditions of the bank
- His body was discovered by the bank manager who saw him on CCTV
A bank robber in India was found dead in a pool of his own blood after accidentally cutting his neck with an electric cutter that broke into a safe.
The man, whose name has not yet been released, broke into Ujjivan Small Finance Bank in Vadodara, west of India, last weekend.
Police say the robber used the electric saw to get in around 12:45 PM before cutting open the safe.
But before the man could run off with the contents of the safe, police said he accidentally turned on the knife and slit his throat.
The man was spotted on camera surveillance by the security team at Ujjivan Small Finance Bank
Authorities believe he tripped in the dark and pulled the cord that turned the machine.
The bank’s security team, based in Chennai, had already seen the robber on CCTV and alerted branch manager Prashant Sharma of his presence.
Sharma made his way to the bank where he found the robber dead in a pool of blood.
After the incident, police tape can be seen outside the bank in Vadodara, west of India
The man is seen above using the electric saw to break into the bank’s safe
The police were called and a patrol car scrambled to the scene.
Officers wait for the man’s family to formally identify him before naming him to the public.
A cause of death was registered and the police also registered an attempted burglary.
Inspector SS Anand, of the Warasia Police Department, told me Times of India: ‘The space outside the safe is very small for even one person.
“Because it was dark, the thief, unaware of his movement in the narrow space, pulled the wire that started the cutter and slit his throat.”