ARMED DACOITS struck at a house in Ayodhya Nagar and decamped with gold jewellery and cash on the intervening night of Monday and Tuesday.
The assailants had covered their faces and committed dacoity at knifepoint. The incident has sent shockwaves in the area and particularly the localities on the outskirts.
According to information, five persons broke into the house of Mining Corporation AGM, Rajnikant Khare, HIG-67 in Ayodhya Nagar at around 3 am. Khare and his wife were fast asleep then.
They got up to the sounds of the robbers and one of them whipped a knife asking them to keep silent. They took away Rs 10,000 cash from the almirah and asked Khare’s wife to take off her jewellery.
However, when she pleaded them not to take the ear studs gifted by her mother, they returned them. The robbers took away the cash, two gold rings, gold jewellery, sets of artificial jewellery and some other goods.
Later Khare informed the police. Senior officials rushed to the spot. The dog squad was also sent to the scene of crime. The couple lived alone in their house as their two sons are posted in Hyderabad and Delhi. One of the dacoits was wearing a vest while the other four were fully dressed.
The gang had broken the grill of the drawing room on the front side to enter the house. While leaving the house they cut the telephone line and shut the door from outside. However, the couple used the phone in other room to inform their neighbours and subsequently the police. The police reached the house quite late.
The police have registered a case of dacoity and launched a hunt for the unidentified intruders. The total amount of jewellery and cash robbed is said to be in the range of Rs 25,000-Rs 30,000.
The Piplani police are investigating the case. This is probably the first incident of dacoity reported in the capital this year. Last year several cases including murder-cum-dacoity in Bagh Sevania and dacoities at Shakti Nagar and Misrod were reported. The police are yet to crack the dacoity at Bagh Sevania where elderly Shanti Rai was murdered and her body the was hidden in the box of the bed.
Dacoits put couple under oath
WHILE LEAVING the house the robbers surprisingly put the couple under oath on their children’s names not to inform the police about the dacoity. Earlier, the robbers had returned the ear studs on the couple’s plea that they were special. The accused had taken shirts from almirah and worn it while fleeing but they were later found dumped in a drain.
The police suspect that the robbers could be members of a de-notified tribe and combing operations have begun in localities on the outskirts.