In a daring incident, six unidentified men struck at a house in Phase 10 here and committed robbery at gunpoint on Monday night. Family of Hardeep Singh resides on the ground floor of the house, while his elder brother Harpreet Singh lives on the first floor with his family.
According to the police, the incident took place around 8.45pm. Hardeep had gone to the market along with his 12-year-old son Harman Singh.
Sirman Kaur, wife of Hardeep, told the police that she heard a knock at the door and when she opened it, six men armed with sharp-edged weapons and pistol forced their way into the house, pointed a gun at her and then struck her in the head with it.
Sirman raised the alarm and her brother in-law Harpreet, along with his wife and two servants, rushed to her rescue. She told the police that the armed men attacked them and took them to a room where they locked them.
Simran told the police that the men then thrashed her and forcibly took the ornaments — gold bangles, chain, diamond ring — which she was wearing. Simran claimed that the attackers were under the influence of liquor.
After some time, Hardeep and his son walked into the house and they too were attacked by the intruders. The intruders forced them the duo into the same room where others were held at gunpoint. Hardeep told the police that the intruders fled the house by jumping into the adjoining vacant plot after firing a round in air. Hardeep claimed that he, his wife and son received minor injuries.
On being informed, a police team rushed to the spot. The police recovered sharp-edged weapons and household cutters from the spot. Meanwhile, the police categorically ruled out any bullet being fired in the air.
Deputy superintendent of police Navreet Singh, who visited the spot, said investigation revealed that the shot fired in the dining room was the one from a toy gun.
Till the filing of the report, the police were investigating in the case and no case was registered.