Coronavirus: Family In Quarantine, Robbers Strike Home

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SRINAGAR: In Hajin belt, one of the seriously impacted belts in Kashmir, with over 400 people currently in quarantine, an interesting instance has shocked people. A family that was in the quarantine was struck by robbers back home!

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A local news gatherer GNS quoted officials saying 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 valuable. The house has been abandoned as all 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 coronavirus which has already claimed two victims in Kashmir Valley 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,” it said.

Confirming the burglary, in-charge SHO, police post-Ajas Bandipora told newsagency GNS 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 an investigation was taken up.

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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.

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