Missing Meghalaya woman found locked inside bank arrested for robbery bid
Meghalaya Rural Bank in Bishnupur, Shillong

Shillong: A 40-year-old missing woman, who was eventually found locked inside a bank in capital Shillong in Meghalaya on Monday, has now been arrested by the police for attempt to robbery.

The woman — Isabella Marboh — had gone missing from her residence in New Kench’s Trace in Bisnupur around 9 am on June 25. She was found locked inside Meghalaya Rural Bank by the branch manager three days later on June 28.

Marboh has been booked under Section 380 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), East Khasi Hills Superintendent of Police (SP) Sylvester Nongtnger told EastMojo.

Marboh did not manage to steal any money; however, an attempt was made to break into the strong room.

The bank staff felt that it was a planned robbery, since she had equipment and food with her.

When asked if Marboh’s statement has been recorded or if she has confessed to the crime, Nongtnger said investigation is still going on.

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Meanwhile, a note of appreciation and clarification was issued by the Marboh and Marwein families on Monday afternoon.

“The Marboh and Marwein families would like to express our gratitude to people involved in trying to locate Isabella Marboh from day one when she went missing. We would like to thank the Dorbar Shnong and residents of New Kench’s Trace, relatives and friends who stood by us in time of need. We would like to thank the Laban Police Station and the print and electronic media for their dedication and hard work to locate Isabella,” the note said.

“We would also like to clarify that we have no knowledge and we do not condone the actions committed by Isabella. The act was her own personal choice and the families don’t stand by her acts,” added the note.

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