Gang goes on looting spree

Armed dacoits strike in Hassan; attack two houses in same locality

Spot of Crime: IGP A S N Murthy, Superintendent of Police Sharathchandra and other police  officials at the scene of crime in Hassan on Tuesday. dh photo

The incident is suspected to have occurred between 1 am and 3 am. It is alleged that a four-member gang broke open the door of a house belonging to Shanthegowda at around 1.30 am on Tuesday and had threatened the residents that they part with their gold jewellery.

As the gang was armed with lethal weapons, the residents handed over three chains weighing 100 gms and `5,000 cash that was kept in the almirah.

Later, the gang entered the house of Shashidhar in the same locality by breaking the door and when the latter resisted them, the dacoits assaulted him with clubs. They even snatched the chain from his wife Jyothi and escaped. Shashidhar suffered minor injuries.

SP Sharathchandra, Dy SP Channabasappa, Circle Inspector Girijesh and other officials visited the spot along with fingerprint experts and investigated. IGP A S N Murthy arrived at the spot.

Police have taken a person with the help of the forensic experts into custody following the clue of a shawl left over by the miscreants at Shashidar’s residence. A case has been registered.

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