Burglars strike house of quaratined family

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 3/31/2020 1:00:44 AM

SRINAGAR, Mar 30: Burglars struck at a house at Saderkot Bala in Hajin last night which belongs to family shifted to a qurantine centre.
The burglars stole cash and other items worth Rs three 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 lives 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,” officials said.
Confirming the burglary, in-charge SHO, police post-Ajas Bandipora told news agency 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.
Meanwhile, sources said 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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