Dacoits strike at home close to Dharmasthala

A gaggle of 9 dacoits stormed right into a home close to Southadka Mahaganapati Temple, which is close to Dharmasthala, tied the home proprietor and stabbed his spouse earlier than making away with money and gold ornaments within the wee hours on Monday.

In accordance with B.M. Laxmi Prasad, Superintendent of Police, Dakshina Kannada, the dacoits took away ₹1.5 lakh in money and 240 gm of gold ornaments at about 2.15 a.m. Geetha, the spouse of home proprietor Tukrappa Shetty, an agriculturist, has been admitted to a hospital for remedy.

When the canine in the home started to bark Mr. Shetty got here out to the balcony. Quickly, the dacoits, who have been outdoors the entrance door, climbed the balcony and tied him to a chair. They started looking for valuables.

When Ms. Geetha too got here to the balcony, one of many gang members threatened to kill her and stabbed her within the stomach and on her hand and compelled her and her two kids to indicate the property within the rooms on the primary ground. Additionally they searched the rooms on the bottom ground earlier than fleeing.

Ms. Geetha, who was taken to a close-by hospital for remedy, was shifted to a hospital in Mangaluru later. The household is but to get well from the shock to offer the flip of occasions intimately, police stated.

The dacoits had masked their faces. Whereas a few of them spoke in Kannada utilized in Hassan, others spoke in Tulu.

A particular police workforce has been fashioned to arrest them, Mr. Prasad stated.

Southadka is on the highway which connects Dharmasthala with the Mangaluru-Bengaluru Nationwide Freeway at Periyashanthi.

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