AN ELDERLY woman died a few hours after burglars struck at her house on Monday night. Apparently the victim died of cardiac arrest owing to shock.
According to information, Naseeb Bi, 60, lived with her mother Zubeda, 78, in a shanty in Faqir Mohalla in Berasia. Burglars struck at their house when the women were alone at night and robbed them at knifepoint.
The burglars could not get much at the house of the poor women but still took away whatever possessions they could lay hands on including some food articles, goods, silverware and cash. The women sold biscuits to eke out a living. The burglars had reportedly hit them with lathis.
Naseeb’s condition deteriorated after the incident and in the morning she fell unconscious. She was declared dead by the doctors later, sources said.
Though initial post-mortem report suggested that she died due to cardiac arrest. It is surmised that the shock caused the heart failure. The police are investigating the case.
In another incident, two persons robbed a woman of her gold chain in Gautam Nagar late Tuesday night but locals caught them with the assistance of a policeman passing through the area.
Gang busted: City police on Tuesday claimed busting a three-member gang of burglars that had committed several burglaries in Arera Colony recently. According to police, the gang members, Mangal, 20, Harish, 25, and Pappu, 21, targeted deserted houses in Arera Colony and broke the lock with a rod to enter.
The trio has admitted committing burglaries at the house of Niraj Gulati at E-7/104, Niranjan Kavishwar at D-7/MX 205 and the house of Mangal Das near Shahpura Masjid.
Police got information about the gang following a tip-off that Mangal, resident of Sai Baba Nagar, was indulging in gambling and betting extravagantly.
His accomplices, Harish and Pappu were also interrogated and they confessed their involvement in burglaries. Police recovered gold jewellery including bangles, chain, rings, ear studs, anklets, silver ornaments, television and other goods worth Rs 2 lakh.
Police are interrogating gang members and hope that they might reveal their involvement in some other cases of thefts. A pistol has been recovered from their possession. The Habibganj police are investigating the case.