Monday, April 24, 2006

Be careful, Looting Cases Increased

Over a dozen cases of looting and beating were reported when curfew was relaxed in the Valley during the last few days, police said. According to the Valley Police Office, six cases of looting and two cases of beating were reported on Saturday .
A group of armed persons looted Rs 1,200 from Ramesh Khadka of Okhaldhunga at Ghattekulo when he was heading for his residence at Baneshwor height. The looters showed khukuris and overpowered Khadka and took away his purse, police said.

At Kalopul, two persons looted Rs 700 and a gold ring from Ramkumar Kharel of Balaju while he was going to his relative's house. Kharel told the police that the two persons looted him by showing a knife. "They snatched my purse and the ring and fled away," he told the police.
Similarly, Hira Gauchan of Baglung was beaten up by an unidentified group near Sankhamul bridge at around 9 pm when he was going to his residence from Patan.

A group of armed persons broke into the house of Rajkumar Rai at Kapan and made away with property worth Rs 200,000 last evening. Police said seven persons asked Rai's daughter to open the door. "When I opened the door, they showed me a pistol and asked to keep quite," police quoted her as saying. Police said that the gunmen overpowered all the six members of the house and made away with Rs 35,000 cash and other valuables.

Police said that five minor cases of looting were reported on Friday .

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