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60-year-old man bludgeoned to death by robbers’ gang in Punjab’s Nawanshahr

A dozen men entered the victim’s house by scaling walls and bludgeoned him to death while he was sleeping in a room on the first floor.

punjab Updated: Aug 13, 2018 12:12 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Nawanshahr
Punjab,Nawanshahr,punjab police
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A gang of at least six armed robbers barged into a house and killed a 60-year-old man before decamping with cash and gold ornaments in Begumpura village in Nawanshahr on the intervening night of Saturday and Sunday, police said.

The deceased was identified as Joga Singh. The robbers also attacked his wife Kashmiro and son Mandeep, who are undergoing treatment at the civil hospital.

SHO Shehbaz Singh said at 1.30am on Sunday, a dozen men entered the house of Joga Singh by scaling walls and bludgeoned him to death when he was sleeping in a room on the first floor.

“Upon hearing the commotion, Kashmiro and Mandeep, who were sleeping in separate rooms on the ground floor, came outside and the robbers also hit them, inflicting serious head injuries,” the SHO added.

He said the robbers threatened to kill them if they did not hand over the jewellery and cash they had in the house.

“The robbers have decamped with jewellery, including gold chains, bracelet, two rings, earrings, and Rs 3,000- Rs 4,000 cash,” the SHO said.

“Police are investigating the case from various angles and scrutinising the footage of close circuit television (CCTV) cameras installed near by to get some leads,” he added.

A case under Sections 458 (house-breaking by night after preparation for hurt), 459 (grievous hurt caused whilst committing lurking house trespass) and 460 (all persons jointly concerned in lurking house-trespass) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) has been registered at the Nawanshahr police station.

First Published: Aug 13, 2018 12:12 IST