More than seven unidentified armed-men barged into a house in Lalbagh Colony in Loni (Ghaziabad) early on Monday and escaped with cash, jewellery and other valuables after critically injuring the family members.
Police said Dilip Prasad (42), a Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) of India official, his wife, Asha Prasad (38), who is a senior account officer with the Ministry of Health, and their teenaged son, Ravi Prasad (19), were brutally beaten up by the robbers.
Asha Prasad said, “Around 4 in the morning two robbers barged into our house. I got up and started shouting for help but later more men entered our house one by one.”
“They asked for our valuables and, when we resisted, beat us up severely with iron rods.”
She said there were 7-8 men, who tied the three of them in a room and started searching the entire house.
The family members sustained severe injuries on the head and other body parts.
“In all they were around 7-8 people. Later they tied three of us inside a room and started search in the entire house. It was around 5 a.m. when I regained consciousness and called the neighbours for help,” she added.
Their teenaged daughter Raksha was saved, as she was sleeping on the first floor of the house.
The family has claimed that a total of Rs. 6 lakh in cash and other valuables is missing from the house. The robbers also took away five mobile phones, they claimed.
Circle Officer (Border) Happy Guptan assured that the police would make headway in the case very soon.
“The men were armed with country-made weapons, crow bar and saw. They broke into the house after cutting the window iron grills,” he said.