Chand took out his licenced double-barrel gun and came out with another neighbour. "When we challenged the robbers, they fired two rounds at us. I also opened fire in self-defence. One of them fell down during the crossfire," Chand said.
"In the meantime, locals gathered at the spot and the men fled," he added.
However, the police have not been able to ascertain whether the robber was killed in the crossfire. "It seems that the robber hit a pole when he tried to flee and fell. This probably led to his death," the police said.