Malda, June 20: The son of a railway employee was stabbed by a gang of armed men who raided their house in Mahanandapalli here early this morning and fled with cash and jewellery worth over Rs 2.5 lakh.
Imran Khan, a realtor, has been admitted to a private nursing home in town. Doctors said his condition was serious.
The raid has been recorded in a close circuit television camera installed in the three-storey building owned by Narhakim Khan, a diesel technician of the railways posted in Malda. Police said Khan’s two sons were involved in property business and were agents of a private money mobilising firm.
Khan said around 2.30am, eight-10 men climbed up a drainpipe and entered the first floor where he and his wife were sleeping. “One man entered our room through a ventilator and he opened the doors to let the others in. All of them had guns or knives and choppers. My elder son Imran was sleeping along with his wife and two children in a room on the second floor. The robbers gagged me and my wife and began looking for valuables,” Khan said. When Imran came down hearing noises, the gang members stabbed him with a knife.
“He fell to the ground and the men began beating him up. He was hit on the head with the butt of a gun. My younger son Akram who was on the ground floor was also beaten up. They took away jewellery worth Rs 2.5 lakh and Rs 25,000 in cash,” Khan said. He filed a complaint with Englishbazar police. “I have told the police that I have three CCTV cameras in the building. They should use the footage to arrest the gang,” Khan said.
Dilip Karmakar, inspector-in-charge of Englishbazar police station, said: “We are going through the footage.”
Imran suffered a head injury and he is unconscious. “He has been stabbed on the right side of the stomach. He is under observation,” said a doctor.