Midnight shooting and robbery at a remote location in Bharatpur

A band of robbers last night barged into a house at Shukranagar of Bharatpur Metropolitan City and shot at the residents before taking off with belongings and cash.

According to District Police Office Chitwan’s Superintendent of Police (SP), Deepak Thapa, the robbers entered the house at a remote location and shot at Ganga Ram Mahato, 33, and attacked his mother Sahuni Mahato, 56, and Ram Kumari Mahato, 25, with a sharp weapon on their heads.

The robbers also beat up Sahu Ram Mahato, 60, a neighbour who went inside after hearing a commotion and shouts for help.

Mahato’s 27 year old wife, Kunti Mahato, fell unconscious in the attack. The robbers made off with Rs 150,000, two necklaces, a ring, four mobile phone sets and other jewelries.

The injured are receiving treatment at the Chitwan Medical College. A bullet fired from a pistol was extracted from Mahato’s head while his mother Sahuni is suffering from a blood clot in her head. Others are reported to be out of danger.

A group of three unidentified persons attacked at 11:45 pm, according to SP Thapa.

A police team led by Deputy Superintendent of Police has launched an investigation and is using sniffer dogs to search for the robbers. RSS