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.  (GNS)

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