Elderly couple beaten up, Rs 85,000 worth cash, jewellery looted in Ghaziabad

The police said the robbers scaled the rear wall of the house in Ghaziabad’s Murad Nagar late Wednesday night and tied up the couple with power cables.

Neighbourhood News Desk: 58-year-old man and his 55-year-old wife are in a critical condition after robbers brutally beat them up, tied them with wires and took away Rs 85,000 in cash and jewellery from their house at a village in Ghaziabad’s Murad Nagar late on Wednesday night. Couple suffered critical head injuries and have been admitted at a private hospital in Ghaziabad. They also suspect sexual assault on the woman. Forensic teams and the crime branch are investigating the case.Police are probing the role of a suspected local informant and the Bawaria gang behind the incident.

Police also suspect sexual assault as the woman’s lower garments were found at a different location in the house. The couple’s son is in the army and lives in Madhya Pradesh. Police also said that the robbers scaled the rear wall of the house and tied up the couple with power cables. But the exact sequence of events was not known as the couple is unconscious. They said the modus operandi looked like that of the Bawaria gangs, that are known to strike along highways and brutally assault their victims.

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