Armed gunmen wearing masks allegedly broke into a home near Kakching Turel Wangma water supply under Kakching Police Station and looted cash and four ‘san’ (One ‘san’ equals 2.915 grams) of gold on Wednesday by holding the family at gunpoint.
According to sources, the incident took place at the house of Ksh Nobo located along the Kakching Turel Wagma water supply at around 1:30 midnight of Tuesday.
The miscreants called out the resident Th Alex alias Tomba by his name, demanding him to open the door, it added. It stated that the gunmen barged into his home when Alex opened the door and tied him up by covering his mouth. They held his elder sister Promila under a blanket and began rummaging through their belongings, it continued. The masked offenders were equipped with one rifle and a pistol, sources said.
Before they left, the offenders demanded Alex to produce “the three big bags containing cash money, which was brought by three women on Cheiraoba day” within five days and threatened to kill his entire family if he failed to do so, as per sources.
After they left, Promila went around their home to check on their damaged belongings, at which she found that their wardrobe had been pried open and their gold jewelleries worth four and a half ‘san’ was missing, it mentioned. The gunmen robbed Alex and his sister of three mobile phones along with two Rs 50 notes, and two of the stolen mobile phones were found by their gate and by the Kakching Turel Wangma Hindi School, it said.
In a press meet, owner of the house Ksh Nobo said that he is a former serviceman and tending his farms to earn an honest living.
Condemning the incident, he said that he was at his farm on the night of the incident.
He said that he is not involved in any ‘PayGD dispute’, besides providing shelter to his sister and her children when his brother in law was hospitalised owing to the ‘PayGD dispute’.
Demanding for such incidents to never occur again, he appealed to the authorities concerned to dig out the facts and deliver justice.
First published:20 Apr 2022, 6:32 pm