Nagpur: In a remarkable display of efficiency and prompt action, the Wathoda Police and Crime Branch of Nagpur Police successfully apprehended four dacoits within a span of four hours, following a dacoity incident at the residence of property dealer Jitendra Vitthalrao Chikte. The incident took place late Saturday night and sent shockwaves through the local community.
According to the police, Jitendra Chikte was the sole occupant of his residence when the group of five dacoits forcefully entered his house. Startled by the sound of the back door being shattered, Chikte found himself confronted by four individuals wearing masks. The situation quickly escalated as the assailants brandished a knife, pressing it against Chikte’s neck. Subsequently, they proceeded to bind his hands with a cloth and gagged him, further exacerbating the terrifying ordeal.
The robbers demanded information about valuable possessions and resorted to violence when Jitendra remained silent. They struck him on the head with the handle of a dagger. The intruders ransacked the bedroom, emptying the contents of the cupboard, but could only lay hands on a mangalsutra and a silver bowl. The perpetrators fled the scene through the front door.
After freeing himself, Jitendra immediately alerted his neighbours about the incident. The police were promptly informed and Wathoda Police and the Crime Branch rushed to the location to investigate. Acting swiftly on a lead, the Crime Branch’s Unit 4, headed by Police Inspector (PI) Gokul Suryavanshi, received information that the culprits were auto-rickshaw drivers residing in Rajiv Nagar area on Hingna road.
Acting on this tip-off, the police team swiftly arrested four individuals in connection with the crime. The apprehended suspects have been identified as Chicken alias Naushad Mustafa Khan (21), a resident of Hingna Road; Mohammad Irshad Rais Ansari (30); Nasir Shaukat Sheikh (24) and Nitesh Ramlochan Yadav (19), all residents of Rajiv Nagar, Hingna Road.
A police official informed that the accused had received information from a goon named Ganesh Dandekar about Jitendra’s house and implied that it contained valuable goods. However, the robbery did not yield the expected result, as no substantial amount of money was found.