Reported by Santosh Jagdev
Bhubaneswar, Jul 21:
Following the same modus operandi used in the burglary at film producer Jasobanta Devata’s house in Madhupatna in Cuttack city the other day, a gang of six miscreants broke into the house of Surendra Sahu, an accountant by profession, at Sisupalgarh under Dhauli police limits and decamped with cash of Rs 15000 and gold ornaments weighing around 50 grams late on Monday night.
Police said that the miscreants, their faces covered with towels, entered the house at around 2.30 am after breaking a window.
“The miscreants tied the hands and legs of Surendra, an accountant at a city-based construction company, and his wife Manini and terrorized them with sharp-edged weapons. The miscreants were talking in both Hindi and Odia,” said a police official.
The miscreants locked the door before leaving the house and also took away the mobile phones of the couple.
Meanwhile, DCP Cuttack Sanjeev Arora rushed to the spot to investigate the matter as the modus operandi of the loot was similar to the incident in Cuttack. Commissionerate police claimed that Cuttack police has got some lead to the loot case in Madhupatna.
Talking to OST, Twin City Commissioner of Police Dr RP Sharma said some serious cases of dacoity had taken place in Keonjhar, Cuttack and Bhubaneswar in the last 20 days or so. The modus operandi of the loot is similar in many cases.
“We cannot rule out the hand of an inter-state gang of criminals in these crimes. In most of the cases, they use cutting equipment, sharp weapons and fire arms during their loot bid,” he added.
“We are investigating from all angles to nab the gang members,” the Commissioner said.
Notably, a group of seven burglars had barged into the house of film producer Jasobanta Devata in Madhupatna
after breaking open the grill, tied up family members and decamped with about 250 grams of gold and nearly Rs 4 lakh in cash on Sunday.