Chaddi Baniyan gang strikes at farmer’s house

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 18 May 2017 12:16:22

Staff Reporter,

Thieves confine family, pelt stones at villagers n Cash, gold ornaments robbed

Cops release sketch of one of the accused

The notorious Chaddi-Baniyan’ gang returned to haunt the city as on intervening night of Tuesday and Wednesday more than half-a-dozen masked dacoits armed with sharp-edged weapons donning baniyan and shorts stormed at a farmer’s house located at Hinotia Alam village near Kaliyasot river and decamped with Rs 1 lakh cash and 10-12 tola gold ornaments.

The crime spot where this shocking incident took place is situated on the border to Kolar and Misrod police stations area. When it was decided to register a case in Misrod police station, TI R B S Kushwah objected claiming that the crime spot falls within the jurisdiction of Kolar police station. The locals also claimed that they used to approach Kolar police station in case of any incident.

Therefore, senior police officials, including SP (North) Arvind Saxena, ASP Rajesh Singh Chandel and ASP Hitesh Chaudhary, who visited the spot called Patwari Pradeep Gaur from Revenue Department on the spot. After demarcation and government records it was found that incident spot comes under jurisdiction of Misrod police station and therefore a case under sections 395 and 397 has been registered here.

According to police, at around 12:30 am on Wednesday, ten armed masked assailants barged into the house of Lowanshi family which owns 9 acre of agriculture field in Hinotia Alam and the house is built on the field.

They beat up the male members of the family and locked them in a room after tying their hands. Then the accused instructed the women to hand them over their jewellery and cash kept in the house. One of the boys from family fled the spot and called villagers for help. When villagers approached the spot, accused started pelting stones at them and fled towards Kaliyasot river. The accused robbed gold ornaments weighing around 100-120 grams along with cash Rs 1 lakh.

Superintendent of Police (North) Arvind Saxena said that the head of the family Sodhra Bai, 60, wife of Jairam Lowanshi, lives in the house along with her three sons Kedar, 42, Rakesh, 32, Suraj, 30 and their wives Anita, Rekha and Dipika respectively. Around 12 members, including children, reside in the house. Her second son Vijay lives in village along with his family.

As per Rakesh, Kedar was sleeping in the courtyard in tractor’s trolley. Around 12.30 am he sensed some movement, when he woke up he saw 10 masked men wearing vests and lungi/shorts armed with sticks, hammers daggers and rods. They flashed torch light on him and saw him awake and attacked him with sticks. They hit him on his head. When Kedar raised alarm family members including Rakesh rushed out for help. The accused then beat up Rakesh and told women that they want all the jewellery and cash only.

Then Suraj came out following which accused beat him with sticks and locked all the three brothers in a room and tied their hands. The accused then line up ladies and children and they asked women to remove their ornaments at knife-point. They broke the almirah and took out Rs 80,000 kept in it. Rakesh brought the money two days ago after selling the agricultural produce and was to deposit in Kisan Credit Card account. They also took Rs 10000 each from Kedar and Suraj. The total robbed booty was worth more than Rs 4 lakh.

In the meantime, Kailash’s nephew Ankit managed to get escape from their clutches and then he ran toward village for the help and informed villagers regarding the incident. Later when villagers reached the spot, the dacoits pelted stone on them and escaped from the crime scene. The victim family then called Dial 100 police and after half-an-hour police reached the spot.
The injured Kedar, who was critically injured in the attack was rushed to JK Hospital, where he sustained seven stitches on his head.

Accused sketch released, 5 police teams formed:
In the scuffle of masked dacoits with family members, one of miscreants was accidentally unmasked and Rakesh identified that person as two days ago, he saw that person while fishing at Kaliyasot river. Based on description on Rakesh, police had released sketch of one of the dacoits. Besides, five police teams were made and along
with SDOP Misrod Atik Ahmad Khan, CSP Govindpura Virendra Mishra and SHOs of 7 police stations would probe in the case in search to culprits.