19 May, Chitwan: A band of robbers last night barged into a house at Shukranagar of Bharatpur Metropolitan City – 25 and shot at the residents before making 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