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Dacoits flee after snatching jewels

Staff Reporter

VELLORE: A four-member dacoit gang escaped with jewellery weighing six-and-a-half sovereigns after gaining access into a house on Vivekananda Street at Tirunagar near Katpadi on Friday morning.

Police said the dacoits entered the house of Ezhil, a civil engineer working in Dubai, after unscrewing the iron grill of the bedroom. After stealing Rs. 500 from the bureau, they entered an adjoining bedroom where Nalini Ezhil (37) and her sons Nithyan (15), Ken Niwin (9) and mother, Ani Benjamin (75), were asleep.

One of the dacoits snatched the gold chain weighing three-sovereigns from Nalini, who raised an alarm. Nithyan and Ken Niwin woke up and put stiff resistance.

In the melee, the gang snatched a chain weighing three-and-a-half sovereigns from Nithyan and escaped through the back door.

The victims suffered minor injures and were treated at the Government Vellore Medical College Hospital. A special team has been formed to nab the culprits.

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