The Telegraph
Saturday , November 12 , 2011
 
IN TODAY'S PAPER
WEEKLY FEATURES
CITIES AND REGIONS
ARCHIVES
Since 1st March, 1999
 
THE TELEGRAPH
 
 
CIMA Gallary
Email This Page
Ventilator gang burgles gold & cash

A gang of burglars broke into the house of a businessman in Bhuiyandih in the small hours of Friday and cleaned out cash and valuables worth nearly Rs 4 lakh.

Family sources said the gang carefully surveyed Krishna Sarkar’s house at Nirmal Nagar in the Sitaramdera police station area and gained access through a ventilator.

They locked the door of the targeted room from outside to ensure that Sarkar and his family members, who were sleeping in another room, did not suspect foul play.

Speaking to The Telegraph, Sarkar, who runs a catering business, said that he and his family members went to bed around 11.30pm on Thursday night. While Sarkar, his wife and parents slept in one room, his two sons — aged 13 and 8 — were sleeping in the room, where a steel almirah was kept.

However, none of them came to know of the break-in till 6am. “The burglars may have spotted the steel almirah in the other room by peeping in through an open window,” Sarkar said.

He added that on waking up in the morning he surprisingly found the room where his sons were sleeping locked from inside and raised an alarm. “I called out to my children, who on waking up found the almirah broken and the room lying in a mess. We then broke open the door of the room with the help of hammers,” Sarkar said.

He said the gang had taken away gold jewellery worth Rs 3 lakh, besides Rs 75,000 in cash that was lying in a suitcase inside the almirah.

Sub-inspector Neeraj Mishra of Sitaramdera police station confirmed the incident and stated that a case had been lodged against unknown persons.

“Initial investigations suggest that the ventilators had enough space for the men to enter and exit the house. But, what surprises us is the stealthy manner in which they carried out the operation,” Mishra said.

Mishra, also the officer in charge of Sitaramdera, added that they had zeroed in on the gang that might have had a role to play.

“We will nab them soon,” he said, adding that they had intensified patrolling in the area.

Top
Email This Page

 More stories in Jharkhand

  • Tribal talent shines at Ranchi sports meet
  • Bypoll catch-22 for BJP
  • Ranchi town planner moves court
  • On puppy love and pimples
  • Garden-fresh garnish on Continental platter
  • BAU staff lock VC office over pay
  • Teachers bat for troubled teens
  • 'Lying' escorts face probe
  • BJP protest against night train ban
  • Bundles of joy made to arrive on 'date of century'
  • Measles drive from Nov. 18
  • MP cries graft in govt plans
  • Crimson tide drowns road of pride
  • State cradle to train Jindal workers
  • JSCA names 24 for U-16 selection trials
  • Interview call for cops-to-be
  • Karandih hospital to get incinerator
  • Virtual link for global peace
  • 4 PLFI members held in Ranchi
  • 6 children hurt in day of accidents
  • Centre also to blame, says CM
  • Ragging report onus on state
  • Police stations set to turn child-friendly
  • Koda moves apex court to save seat
  • Ventilator gang burgles gold and cash
  • Inhale fumes as vehicles play foul
  • 3 cheers for Anglo-Indians
  • Ethics kick-start XLRI extravaganza