Man shot in Dhanusha robbery


MAHENDRANAGAR, DHANUSHA: A man was injured seriously when a group of robbers shot at him at Jamunibas in Mithila Municipality-8 of Dhanusha district on Thursday night.

The robbers shot at Pushpa Lal Shrestha when he tried to protect his family members and himself from them, who broke into Shrestha's house and went on a robbing spree.

The robbers had made off with gold jewellery weighing seven tolas, silver jewellery weighing 15 tolas and more than Rs 100,000 cash before the police reached the incident site.

Shrestha has sustained bullet injuries in his thighs and has been referred to a health institution in Kathmandu from Janakpur Zonal Hospital, said the police.

It has been learnt that the unknown gang also thrashed Shrestha's family members.