Banker held hostage, cash and valu­ables looted

Hindustan Times (Chandigarh) - - REGION - HT Cor­re­spon­dent

GU­RU­GRAM: Two thieves locked a 42-year-old banker in the bath­room of his house and de­camped with cash and valu­ables worth over ₹2 lakh on Fri­day.

The po­lice said the banker had re­turned home af­ter drop­ping his wife at a rapid Metro sta­tion in Sec­tor 56 and found his main door open. Real­is­ing that his house had been bro­ken into, he stepped in­side and was held hostage.

Ac­cord­ing to the po­lice, the banker walked in as the thieves were ran­sack­ing the house, but chose to surrender to avoid a con­flict.

The thieves dragged and locked him in the bath­room for nearly 20 min­utes and asked him to re­main silent.

A case was reg­is­tered un­der Sec­tions 342 (wrong­ful con­fine­ment), 454 (lurk­ing house tres­pass) and 380 (theft in dwelling house), of the In­dian Pe­nal Code against the ac­cused at the Sec­tor 56 po­lice sta­tion.

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