Unidentified robbers killed an octogenarian after barging into the house situated at Kartar Nagar locality on Saturday and decamped with 200-gram gold and Rs 50,000 cash kept in cupboard.
The deceased has been identified as Rajinder Kaur (80), a native of Romi village in Jagraon and was residing with her daughter and son-in-law at Kartar Nagar in Moga. She was alone at home at the time of an incident.
The police said Rajinder was alone at home when some unidentified persons barged into her home at about 1pm and attacked her with a knife resulting in death.
Pritpal Singh, deceased’s son-in-law, in his first information report (FIR) stated that he and his wife Tanjeet Kaur, a government teacher had left home in the morning and mother was alone at home.
“Our maid when reached home for work, she saw that my mother-in law Rajinder Kaur was lying in the pool of blood and she informed our neighbours who further informed me,” he stated.
Pritpal said that he rushed to the house and informed the police about the incident.
SHO Jasvarinder said that when they went to the spot found that an elderly woman with serious injuries on neck and arms was lying in the pool of blood.
“Some of the gold items including earrings and bangle and Rs 20,000 cash were also found scattered on the floor,” he said. Police officials said that they were working on various angles and suspecting that somebody known has attacked the woman.
Jasvarinder said that they have handed over the body to the family members after conducting post-mortem and were investigating the case.
Meanwhile, the case has been registered for murder and theft at Moga city police station.