Jamshedpur, Feb 29: A gang of four criminals decamped with cash and jewelries worth over Rs 2.5 lakh from a residential apartment in New Baradwari under Sitaramdera police station area on Monday.
According to information, the criminals entered into the residential flat in the guise of a courier boy. The incident took place on the first floor of Akaash Apartment in New Baradwari at about 11 a.m. today. Apparently, four robbers had entered into the house, but the police said that the number of criminals involved in the crime may be more.
Shivangi Sinha (45) wife of Chandra Prakash Sinha in which flat the robbery took place has sustained serious injuries in her head caused by the assault with pistol butt.
She was rushed to MGM Medical College and Hospital for treatment immediately after her husband and others in the neighborhood arrived. Sinha (53) has a business of keeping mortgage of gold and silver ornaments and a shop at Sakchi market.
DSP (headquarters-I) KN Mishra said the criminals have taken away Rs 5,000 cash and gold ornaments worth over Rs 2.5 lakh by posing themselves as men from a courier company.
“We are investigating the incident. We are taking statement of the victim woman and her daughter whom the criminals had assaulted. We are also studying footage of CCTV cameras installed in the apartment building. We expect to get a breakthrough in the robbery soon,” said Mishra.
“We are in state of shock. A person knocked at the door, calling himself a courier man. At the time my wife Shivangi, daughter Chahaat (21) and 14-year-old mentally challenged son was at home. Maid Tara Devi who was mopping the floor had opened the door.
As soon she opened the door, four youths forced themselves into the house and straight came to my wife for demanding key. As she resisted one of the criminals hit her head with a pistol butt and dragged her to a corner room. But as they tried to unlock the chest, the in-built alarm system got activated, leading the criminal to flee,” narrated Chandra Prakash.
He said someone must have been following his business activities closely and the robbery must be the result of it. A police officer also said those who had involved in the incident must be known the family and the business of Sinha.