Robbers strike in broad daylight in suburban Lalitpur

Lalitpur, October 22:

Incidents of theft and loot are on the rise in Lalitpur district, according to local people.

In course of four days, thieves have robbed cash and valuables from two houses in broad daylight.

Thieves broke into the house of Khadag Bista of Tikathali Village Development Committee ward number 4, looting cash and valuables worth seven lakh rupees on Sunday.

“The thieves broke the lock of the main door and robbed my house between 12 and three in the afternoon. There was nobody in the house when the incident occurred,” Bista further said.

In another case at Imadol Village Development Committee-1, four thieves robbed the house of Kuber Ghimire in the afternoon.

“My mother, who is hard on hearing, was alone and was observing their activities. When my mother went to the terrace, they utilised the opportunity and fled with cash and valuables amounting to two lakh rupees,” according to Ghimire.

Incidents of mugging are also on the rise in different parts of the district.

Umesh KC of Imadol-1 said muggers were targeting people, who use isolated roads during late night. “Once we caught a mugger and handed him over to the police,” KC added.

He added that some robbers seized golden chain from his neighbour’s neck at around five in

the morning.

Commenting on the increasing incidents of theft and loot in the district, Superintendent of Police Pashupati Upadhyaya at the Metropolitan Police Sector Jawalakhel suggested people not to keep their houses isolated.

“Cases of robbery in isolated houses are increasing,” Upadhyaya further said.

The police superintendent added that people also need to be attentive.

Upadhyaya informed that they had intensified patrolling in different parts of the district to control such incidents during the festive season.