Thursday, October 9, 2014
Dacoits loots two traders in Chanchal and Samsi, kills one
Malda, 5 October, 2014: Taking opportunity of the festive night dacoits robbed houses of two traders separately and killed one of them on Saturday night at Chanchal and Samsi respectively. Though the SP, Malda Prasun Banerjee informed that police had started extensive comb searching in different areas to nab the robbers, Malda Merchant Chamber of Commerce (MMCC) have expressed strong discontent with two robberies in one night and murder of a jeweler.
Police sources informed that the gang of 15 robbers first entered the house of a jeweler Gopal Roy (64) around 8.30 pm, overpowered him and slit his throat while Roy was about to lock his jewelry shop. Later, they entered into his house located at Chanchal bus stand and tied his wife Sima Roy (57) at the gun point. Later, they looted gold and silver ornaments and a huge amount of cash breaking the lock of the almirah and the chest.
The couple’s only son Jyotirmoy was busy at the nearby puja pandal at the time of occurrence. He first discovered the body of his father and found her mother tied. Jyotirmoy’s yell gathered his neighbours and friends.
Sub divisional police officer (Chanchal) Pinaki Das and Inspector in Charge Tulsidas Bhattacharya rushed to the spot with a large contingent of police and spoke to Mrs Roy and her son.
In a separate incident gang of dacoits rammed into the house of a businessman Masud Alam at Samsi rail station area in Ratua police station around 3.30 am today. Mr Alam said that a gang of eight to ten robbers looted approximately Rs 2 lakh and valuable from the go-down and shop adjacent to his house.
Secretary of MMCH Uzzal Saha said, “Consecutive robbery at houses of two traders in Chanchal sub division has alarmed us. We are discontented with the role of police. If police fail to provide security to traders, we would be compelled to arrange our own security.” Saha further threatened that if police failed to nab the robbers immediately, the merchants would take the issue to the street.
SP, Malda Prasun Banerjee said, “Police have started comb operation in search of the robbers. Primary investigation has revealed that the dacoits wrapped their faces while robbing and their ages appeared to be between 15 to 23 years.” “Police have also investigating to know if the same gang was involved in both incidents,” Banerjee said.