Burglars strike COVID19 patient’s home in Bandipora; decamp with cash, valuables
Srinagar, Mar 30: Burglars have allegedly decamped with cash
and other valuables from the house of a Covid-19 patient in Hajin area of north
Kashmir’s Bandipora district.
Reports said that the burglars struck at the house last
night at Saderkoot Bala area in Hajin Bandipora and decamped with cash and kind
worth Rs 3 lakhs besides other valuables.
The house has been abandoned as all its members have been
put in quarantine and concertina wire has been placed around the house to
prevent the entry of people in a bid to prevent the spread of the virus which
has already claimed two victims in Kashmir and over 31000 globally.
“The burglary came to light after some people noticed broken
pieces of suitcases in the nearby open field and observed broken windows and
doors of the house from a distance,” reports said.
Confirming the burglary, in-charge SHO, police post Ajas
Bandipora said that an FIR (53/2020) under IPC sections of 457 (lurking
house-trespass or house-breaking by night) and 380 (Theft in dwelling house)
has been registered and investigation taken up.
Meanwhile, sources said that a team of police and forensic
experts, wearing protective gear against COVID-19, have reached the spot and
are taking the fingerprints and collecting other pieces of evidence.