Indore: Robbers strike trader’s house, flee with jewellery worth Rs 2L

Indore: A day after robbery at two petrol pumps and a farmhouse in Khudel area, armed robbers struck house of a hardware trader and robbed jewelry worth Rs 2.5 lakh from his wife in Rau area in the wee hours of Wednesday. The accused have been captured in the CCTV.

The incident took place at the residence of trader Kishore Agrawal in Krishna Paradise in Rau between 1.30 am and 2.30 am. Agrawal was sleeping in his room on the first floor while his wife Shikha and 4-year-old daughter Arohi were in the room on the ground floor. Four masked robbers entered the house after breaking the door when Shikha woke up.

The robbers threatened her and snatched her jewelry. Kishore’s younger brother Manohar said that after robbing Shikha, the accused reached the first floor where they attacked Kishore with knife and iron rod in which he got critically injured. When Kishore raised an alarm, the accused fled the scene. The accused entered Kishore’s room for cash.

It is said that the police team, which was patrolling in the area, could not see the youths roaming in the area. Victim’s family members said that the police team reached the spot in a few minutes after receiving information about the incident. A police team and neighbours also tried to search for the accused in the night but in vain.

Mahohar further said that the accused took away three gold bangles, earrings and a Mangalsurra worth about Rs 2 lakhs from Shikha and said more than 6 robbers were involved in the loot. However, the police said that four robbers entered the house, who committed the robbery. The police are also searching CCTV footages to trace the accused.

DIG Harinarayanachari Mishra said that a reward of Rs 20000 has been announced on the arrest of the accused. The faces of two accused are captured in the CCTV and a team has been constituted to trace the accused.

It is noteworthy that a group of robbers had targeted two petrol pumps and a farmhouse in Khudel area in the wee hours of Tuesday and robbed Rs 28000 and other goods. A reward of Rs 20000 was also announced on the arrest of the robbers. However, no arrests have been made till Wednesday night.

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