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Oct 13, 2017 03:56 PM IST | Source:

You have God's grace to steal: Man steals from his own employer on astrologer's advice

An astrologer and his follower are languishing in jail after the former convinced the latter to steal money from his own company

Moneycontrol News 

Krishnaraju, an astrologer based in Bengaluru had encouraged one of his clients Damodar to loot out Electronics Company he worked for.

Krishnaraju allegedly goaded the 42-year old Sudhama Nagar resident by saying: “After the aashada month, you will get Shukra dasha in the coming Shravan month. There is God’s grace on you to steal from your company. God will take care of it.”

Damodaran, 42, came to visit the astrologer as he was bogged down by debt. After the astrologer's advice, he went ahead with it without thinking twice, as per a report in The Times of India.

He decided to carry out the operation by ordering 2,000 Dell monitors for his company and subsequently receiving 1,000 of them personally and started selling the machines and making a profit out of them.

However, trouble struck when his company received the bill for 2,000 monitors despite personally receiving only 1,000 of them.

After Dell furnished all the required documents, SuperTronicks lodged a complaint in Siddapura police station.

Upon police investigation, Damodaran revealed the truth. Sale proceeds of Rs 10.50 lakh that he had earned from the 671 monitors he had sold were recovered from him.

Both the astrologer and Damodaran are currently in Parappana Agrahara Jail. Three others accused of abetting the crime were also arrested in connection to the case.
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