A 24-year-old woman was severely injured when she resisted two burglars who tried to enter her residence at Ravet in Pimpri-Chinchwad in the early hours of Tuesday. The two miscreants fled after the woman and her younger brother put up a brave fight and raised an alarm. Police said the the woman suffered knife injuries in her stomach while her brother has minor injuries.
Poilce said Umbradevi Jagdishkumar Vora (24) and her younger brother Jagdish Khorwal (22) reside near Samir Lawns in Ravet where they own a grocery store ‘Jagdish Traders’. Their elder brother who used to stay with them left for their native place in Rajasthan two months ago.
Around 2 am on Tuesday, Umbradevi and her brother were woken up by repeatedly knocks on their door. They heard male voices asking to open the door as they wanted to “buy some medicines” from their store.
When they didn’t respond, the suspects tried to forcibly open the door. The two kept the door pressed from inside but the culprits managed to barge into the house.
Jagdish managed to slip out of the house and shouted for help.
“Inside the house, Umbradevi grappled with the thieves who attacked her with a knife on her hand and stomach. After neighbours gathered, the thieves fled on their two-wheeler parked near the house.
Police said Umbradevi and Jagdish were admitted to YCM Hospital where their condition is stated to be stable.
Ram Jadhav, inspector, Dehu Road police station, said the police were yet to nab the two suspects.
“We have spoken to the victims and it has emerged that the culprits are their acquaintance. We are investigating and will soon nab them,” added Jadhav.