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Man murdered by robbers at Modi Nagar house, gold for son’s wedding looted

The incident took place at Krishna Kunj in Modi Nagar where Shyam Sundar Sharma stayed with his two sons. One of them, Vishal, is to get married on June 18.

noida Updated: Jun 05, 2017 22:17 IST
Peeyush Khandelwal
The robbers took away ₹4 lakh worth of jewellery and an equal amount in cash on Sunday night.
The robbers took away ₹4 lakh worth of jewellery and an equal amount in cash on Sunday night. (Sakib Ali /HT Photo)

Armed robbers allegedly barged into the house of a 48-year-old man and murdered him before escaping with gold jewellery and cash kept in the house for the impending marriage of his son.

The incident took place at Krishna Kunj in Modi Nagar where Shyam Sundar Sharma stayed with his two sons. One of them, Vishal, is to get married on June 18. According to family members, several armed robbers barged in around 11pm on Sunday and overpowered Sharma, who was alone in the house at the time.

“Two of us had gone to Meerut and decided to stay there at our sister’s house. We had gone to shop for the wedding. On Monday morning, our neighbours informed us about the incident and we rushed back home. My father was murdered when he resisted the armed robbers. There were three major injury marks on his head that seem to have been inflicted by a blunt object,” said Vishal.

Family members mourn at the house of Shyam Sundar Sharma in Modi Nagar, Ghaziabad, on Monday. (Sakib Ali/HT Photo)

The victim dealt in property and also operated a shop at his house. His wife passed away around five years ago and his daughter got married last year at Meerut.

Following the incident, police officials reached the spot and collected evidence from the scene of crime.

On Monday, Vishal forwarded a police complaint stating that the motive for the attack was robbery and that cash and gold kept for his wedding were taken. The family estimated the value of the jewellery at Rs4 lakh and an equal amount of cash. The police said they will ascertain the value of the cash and valuables taken.

“We have registered an FIR against unidentified persons as per the complaint forwarded by the family. The case is being investigated,” said Dhruv Bhushan Dubey, station house officer, Modi Nagar.