Jamshedpur, Aug. 8: A gang went on a lock-breaking spree targeting two homes and a shop in Kadma and Bagbera localities of the city.
The burglars first decamped with ornaments and other valuables from the house of Kartik Ram, whose wife Khemlata was brutally murdered at the same residential quarters on June 27 night, before committing the same crime at a nearby home of Ricky Anthony in Kadma.
Tata Steel employee Ram was not staying at his residence on Tansa Road home after the murder of his wife. He was staying at a relative’s place in Sonari and was not at home when the burglary took place.
The burglars have decamped with Rs 15,000 cash, two wrist-watches and silver ornaments from the house of Anthony.
Officer-in-charge, Kadma thana, Animesh Gupta confirmed about the burglaries at two houses on Tansa Road, including at the house of Kartik Ram in the night.
” We have started the investigation. We had received a complaint of burglary from Anthony at about 8 am today, leading a team of police officials to rush to the spot.
After inspecting the residence of Anthony, the cops found the house of Ram also lying open. After inspecting it the police team gathered that the criminals had struck at Ram’s house also,” said Gupta.
He said they had immediately informed Ram about the burglary at his Kadma residence.
Ram (55) who had turned up at his Kadma residence immediately after getting the information. Anthony (35), who works in Tata Steel-run G-Town Club said that they had gone out of the city for four days and returned home Monday morning.
In another incident of burglary, unknown criminals decamped with cash worth Rs 24,000 from a medical shop on DB Road in Harharguttu under Bagbera police station in the night.
Owner of the shop, Ranjit Kumar Pandey when came to open the shop at about 9 am found his shop’s shutter lock broken.