Jajpur, August 9 (Odisha.in) A group of six unidentified robbers attacked a family in Maheswarpur village in Jajpur district with sharp weapons and looted properties worth around Rs 2 lakh besides injuring four family members, including a pregnant lady seriously, late on Wednesday night.
Police sources said, the Oriya speaking robbers entered into the house of Arjun Sahu, a businessman through the roof and first attacked Anirudha, father of Arjun, who was sleeping near the staircase.
“On listening screams, when Arjun, his brothers and women members of the family woke up, the robbers also attacked them with bhujali, gun, and iron rods. Four persons have been seriously injured in the scuffle,” Deputy superitendent of police M S Panda, said.
The injured – Anirudha, Arjun, Ashok and his pregnant wife Runu have been admitted in the SCB medical college and hospital at Cuttack. The condition of Ashok and Runu, who is in advanced state, is stated to be critical.
Police said, the robbers also have looted properties worth around Rs 2 lakh which include 150 gm gold ornaments, cash Rs 15,000 and other household articles.
However, some relatives of the family who were given a SOS by Ashok later reached at the house and tried to catch hold of the robbers.
“They also had a scuffle with them and managed to capture one of them identified as Dilip Mohanty, a history sitter and most wanted dacoit of the locality. He was injured and admitted at the district head quarters hospital. Five others however managed to flee from the spot,” Panda told.
Meanwhile, Jajpur SP D S Kuttey has visited the spot along with police dog and a scientific team on Thursday. Police also have seized a broken gun, bhujali, and other weapons used in the crime.
“We have started investigation into the whole incident. Efforts are on to nab the robbers. We are making surprise checks at some private clinics as the robbers were injured and we hope they must be getting treatment anywhere in the district or Cuttack,” the SP told.
On Wednesday night a similar kind of robbery was reported in Kuakhia area of the district where properties worth around Rs 1 lakh was looted. Police suspected that both the crimes have links.