Armed robbers raided a home in Siraha's Dhangadhimai Municipality-5, Tinkoni, on Thursday.

Property worth Rs 600,000, including jewellery, mobiles and cash was stolen at night. Six to seven arms-totting persons broke into Santosh Sah's house, took the family hostage at gunpoint and made off with the property.

Sah is a journalist and runs an online news portal. Earlier, the robbers had obliged the family members to place the key to the cupboard.

As they denied to hand over the key, the armed men broke the cupboard and plundered the stuffs. The victim family members rushed to seek the help of neighbourhood and called the police to report the incident after the robbers fled the scene.

Police have arrested two persons over the suspicion of their involvement in the robbery.

A version of this article appears in the print on May 22, 2021, of The Himalayan Times.