Delhi family beaten and robbed
Four members of a family, including two women, were ruthlessly beaten up by some unidentified men who barged into their northwest Delhi home and fled with Rs 600,000 and jewellery.delhi Updated: Jan 05, 2008 20:03 IST
Four members of a family, including two women, were ruthlessly beaten up by some unidentified men who barged into their northwest Delhi home and fled with Rs 600,000 and jewellery, the police said on Saturday.
According to the police, the incident occurred on Friday-Saturday night when five to six men thrashed Om Prakash, 55, his wife, Azado, 50, their daughter Rekha, 28, and son, Narender, 23, with iron rods after entering their house by scaling a wall.
There were some unconfirmed reports that the husband and the wife were also attacked with knives, after the duo tried to protest.
All four were sleeping in the same room when they were attacked.
Police said after beating the family members, the assailants decamped with Rs 600,000 and some jewellery.
The injured were admitted to Maharaja Agrasen Hospital, where the conditions of Om Prakash and his wife were stated to be critical. Rekha, who broke one hand, and his brother Narender, who suffered minor injures, were discharged after treatment.
Another son Kuldeep remained unscathed, as the robbers had bolted the room where he was sleeping.
Kuldeep alleged Rekha's husband Pramod was behind the assault and robbery, according to the police.
"A few days ago Pramod had an altercation with our family over dowry and we strongly suspect he is behind the incident," Kuldeep said.
No arrest has been made so far.