Thieves chide couple for not having expensive items at home, take away saris and silver articles

Updated: 12 November, 2020 12:04 IST | mid-day online correspondent | Chennai

Unhappy with the 1kg silver articles, 15 silk saris, and two mobiles which they got after an hour's search, the gang refused to leave the house and demanded Rs 5 lakh from the couple

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A five-member gang entered a couple's house in Chennai's Gummidipoondi area, tied them up along with their son, and left after questioning them why they did not keep expensive items in such a big house.

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Unhappy with the 1kg silver articles, 15 silk saris, and two mobiles which they got after an hour's search, the gang refused to leave the house and demanded Rs 5 lakh from the couple, reports Times of India.

Police officials said the incident took place around 8 pm when Ekambaram (59), a farmer, and his wife Kasiammal (52), were on the ground floor of their house while their son was asleep in a room on the first floor.

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Armed with face masks and wielding weapons, the gang members entered the house. The gang searched the house but got only 1kg silver articles, 15 silk sarees, and two mobiles, a police officer said.

"One of the five men allegedly questioned the couple why they did not keep expensive items in such a big house," an officer investigating the case said. The gang threatened the couple to give Rs 5 lakh

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The gang also took their car away and removed the CCTV cameras. The Gummidipoondi police registered a case and found the car abandoned on Pethikuppam flyover. A manhunt has been launched to nab the accused.

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First Published: 12 November, 2020 11:45 IST

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