HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
KATHMANDU: As many as 10 incidents of theft and robbery were reported in the Kathmandu Valley over a period of nine days when denizens were busy celebrating Dashain.
According to the Central Police News Section, an unidentified gang broke into the rented room of Ramraja Khatiwada in Bafal yesterday and decamped with gold ornaments worth Rs 1.35 lakhs. In another incident, electronic goods valued at Rs 56,000 were burgled from the office of Media International in Anamnagar.
While on Thursday afternoon, an unidentified gang broke into the house of Buddha Ratna Shahi in Dumbarahi and made off with cash and silver ornaments worth Rs 1.3 lakhs when family members were away to receive tika from relatives.
Similarly, property valued at Rs 2.25 lakhs was burgled from the rented room of Dilli Ojha in Kathmandu-10 on Wednesday. In yet another burglary reported on the same day, a gang barged into the house of Yaku Maya Panta at Ichangu Narayan and decamped with a laptop computer and a gold chain worth Rs 1.44 lakhs. Police said both of the houses were unattended.
In another incident, two people riding on a motorcycle snatched a gold chain weighing five tolas from Indra Kumari Shrestha at Purano Baneshwor on Wednesday. The incident occurred when Shrestha, a resident of Buddhanagar, was on her way to her relatives’ place for tika.
On October 18, an unidentified person snatched a handbag containing Rs 2 lakhs from Manoj Sharma of Rajasthan, India, at New Road when the employee of Laxmi Steel Pvt Ltd was on his way to New Road-based Nepal Bank Ltd to deposit the cash. The same day, Narayan Datta Acharya of Bharatpokhari-4, Kaski, was robbed of Rs 10,000 in Kathmandu-22. He had just withdrawn the cash from SBI Bank when an unidentified person snatched away the cash.
In yet another incident reported on the same day, silver and bronze utensils were burgled from the house of Satyawati Aryal at Sukedhara. While on Monday, an unidentified gang broke into the house of Sohan Shrestha at Imadol, Lalitpur, and made away with property worth over Rs 8 lakh.
A complaint lodged with police said two laptop computers, Rs 13,000 and gold and silver ornaments were burgled from the house. The culprits of all incidents are still at large. Police said they have launched separate investigations to nab the guilty.