65-yr-old woman killed inside home
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A 65-year-old woman was murdered inside her residence by a group of armed robbers in Dhanas in the wee hours of Sunday.
The murdered woman, identified as one Bhagwati Devi, was also robbed of Rs 20,000 as well as 40 grams of gold jewellery.
The deceased, Bhagwati Devi, was living at a tube well with her son Mohan Chand, who is the operator of the tube well, and four of Mohan's children.
Police officials said that the incident took place at about 3 am. The robbers entered the house by scaling the wall on the back side.
Bhagwati was sleeping in her room with her 22-year-old grandson Tara Chand and three other (minor) grandchildren. Mohan Chand was asleep in the adjoining room.
The accused barged into the house and first hit the elderly woman with a sharp edged weapon on her face and subsequently held all her grandchildren hostage.
According to the police sources, her grandchildren were threatened by the accused of facing dire consequences if they raised an alarm. The accused then broke open the cupboard and took away the cash and the gold.
Following this, the accused fled after which the one of the grandchildren raised an alarm and her son was awakened. He immediately called the police after he saw his mother and the ransacked room.
The police then took the victim to the Government Multi-Specialty Hospital in Sector 16 where she was declared dead on arrival.
The body will be handed over to family after the post mortem.
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