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Jewellery, 5 lakh looted, assault victim critical

punjab Updated: Dec 16, 2014 19:41 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times

Two unidentified persons attacked a woman and took away `5 lakh and some jewellery after leaving her critically injured in her house at Shahpur road area on Monday night. The assailants are suspected to be familiar with the victim, Balwinder Kaur.

The victim was taken to Christian Medical College and Hospital (CMCH). The police are questioning a former employee of the victim.

Complainant Satvinder Singh, who owns Novelty Electronics, said he reached his house on Monday night and knocked the door. Getting no reply, he entered from the back side to find his wife Balwinder Kaur lying in a pool of blood. Her face was wrapped with a piece of cloth and the house was ransacked. Satvinder informed the police.

Division number 1 station house officer (SHO) Inspector Hardeep Singh said that according to preliminary investigations, the assailants were two in number. They overpowered the victim, wrapped her face with cloth, attacked her with sharp edged weapons and then assuming that she was dead, dragged her to another room before ransacking the house, he said.

“Neighbours told police that two men knocked the main door and talked to the victim. After that, they entered the house,” the SHO said. The police are scanning the CCV footage installed around the house and they have also got some clues, he added.

According to the police, one of the relatives of the woman has past criminal record and he is missing since the incident occurred. The police are trying to trace him. A case under sections 458 and 34 has been registered on the statement of victim's husband Satvinder Singh, the police added.