Woman who had gone missing found inside a bank

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Shillong, Jun 29: A 40-year old woman who has purportedly gone missing from her home on May 25 was found inside a city bank.

Police said she was found on May 28, from inside the Meghalaya Rural Bank Office, Bishnupur Branch.

The branch manager of the rural bank found the 40-year-old woman inside the bank in a “dehydrated and weak” condition when he opened the doors on Monday morning after the week-end holiday.

“We arrested her today and investigation is on to find out about her plan to hide inside the bank for three days,” Superintendent of Police of East Khasi Hills district, Sylvester Nongtnger said.

Police sources claimed that the woman had planned a bank heist but failed to go ahead with it.

“We found that she had a bag with puffed rice and ORS drinks besides other materials in her possession. She removed most of the CCTV cameras inside the bank and managed to bag some money,” sources said.

Meanwhile, police are investigating whether others were involved in planning the failed heist

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