Bhawanipatna: Six masked men looted Rs 13 lakh and 275 gram of gold on gunpoint from the house of a businessman in Kalahandi’s Bhainripali village. The family was engaged in trading cultivated items.
The incident took place late on Monday late night under Jaipatna police station limits. Police said as per the FIR registered, six men barged into the businessman’s house.
SP (Kalahandi), Batulla Gangadhar told the media that three family members including a son were sleeping at that time. The dacoits broke the wooden door and entered from the rear side of the house at around 1 am. They showed them a gun and hit them with sticks, following which they looted cash and gold ornaments. The family members sustained minor injuries. The SP said a scientific team along with a dog squad had been pressed into service to trace the accused persons.
A week ago, three men had attacked and looted cash Rs 6 lakh from two bikers. The victims (father and son), natives of Borguda village under Junagarh police station, were going home on a bike. While the father survived, his 23 year-old son succumbed to injuries in the scuffle at Bhawanipatna government hospital. In the past ten days, two looting incidents were registered in Kalahandi.