Gang had come prepared, attacked only men
“We have been keeping an eye on this house for some months now. You are all in IT field. We have spent almost a lakh on planning this. Do you think we are fools not to take at least that much from here?”
These words by a dacoit summed up the preparations the gang had made before striking at the house of Mehdi family at TC Palya.
The dacoits harassed and assaulted the family members when they did not find the bounty they had come looking for.
They even tore the sofa cushions in desperation. They repeatedly asked the family members to show where they have kept the savings. Police sources say that it was the handiwork of a professional gang.
The way they opened the main door speaks volumes of their professionalism, said a senior officer.
As soon as the dacoits entered the house, they snatched all the mobile phones and even took out the sim cards. They forced all the women into a room. The gang members only assaulted the men in the family and did not touch any of the women.
According to the family members, the gang had seven members and all were masked. They were speaking rural UP Hindi. The dacoits even asked the family whether they were from Aligarh. When the family members replied in the negative, they said they were from Moradabad.
They threatened the family members not to report to the police and if they did, they said they would come back and kill the entire family. They also said that they would abandon the vehicle on the Mumbai highway.
The police think that they were trying to mislead the investigation by dropping hints that they were from Moradabad and they would abandon the vehicle on Mumbai highway.
Bangalore Rural SP, Prakash, told Deccan Herald that they have formed two special teams to nab the gang. The police have recovered some fingerprints from the scene of the crime.