A Sikh family was badly beaten by robbers inside their house at Manikpura village in Pinjore of Haryana Friday night. The family was robbed of cash and jewelry.
After Gurmeet Singh woke up to check on dogs barking at 2am, a man attacked him with a wooden rod.
He told a local reporter of the Indian Express, “As soon as I opened the door, some men attacked me with a wooden rod on the head, and I lost consciousness.”
Gurmeet along with other family members were admitted at the General Hospital in Panchula for injuries. The dacoits attacked Gurmeet’s wife and then made their 2 sons open the door to rob them.
The criminals carried a home made revolver according to Gurmeet
“Some of them overpowered the family, while others ransacked the house. They looted around Rs 38,000 and some jewellery items,” said Mohinder Singh, SHO of Pinjore police station.
Police Commissioner O P Singh said, “We suspect it was a Kala Kachha gang, or the Baawariyas who are active in summer and target isolated houses in distant villages.
“They are also suspected to be involved in the Rs 25,000 loot at one of the houses in village Barwala on May 16. The police reached the spot immediately, but the gang took advantage of the darkness and the forest,” Singh said.
“We have strengthened night patrolling. The railway station, bus stand and four-wheelers will be checked to disrupt such movement,” he said.