Daylight robbery in Udupi - Two women attacked, valuables looted


Daijiworld Media Netowrk – Udupi (HB)

Udupi, Aug 17: In a shocking incident, a 38-year-old woman and her 80-year-old mother-in-law were attacked by robbers in broad daylight.

On Saturday, August 17, at around 11.30 am, two masked men forcefully gained entry into the house of Firdous (38), located near Ashirward Bar in Udupi. The men attacked Firdous and her mother-in-law and looted the gold and other valuables in the house.

Immediately after the robbers left, Firdous managed to call her husband and children studying in college. However, by the time they reached, both women were seriously injured and lying in an unconscious state. They were rushed to Adarsh hospital in Udupi and are currently undergoing treatment.

When the women were attacked, they screamed and this alerted other locals in the surroundings. The robbers fled after the commotion. The Udupi town police visited the crime scene and also visited the women in the hospital.

However, as both the women are not in a condition to speak, they could not obtain many details. The police suspect that someone has kept a watch over the family and planned the robbery when men were not present in the house.

The family members of Firdous have filed a complaint at Udupi town police station. The police have taken the daylight robbery seriously. The police have got the crime scene checked by forensic experts and also the dog squad.

Circle inspector Manjunath and CPI Padmanabh visited the crime scene to investigate.

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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Katapadi/Bangaluru

    Sun, Aug 18 2019

    Seems to be a security lapse and hope for the best from the police in tracing these culprits.

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  • Shan, Udupi

    Sun, Aug 18 2019

    I am new in udupi. I saw most of ladies wear so much gold and walk freely.
    They may be thinking they are secured like olden days.

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  • Rita, Germany

    Sun, Aug 18 2019

    Terrible.Is our India is become more horrible than colombien?Or Maxico?In daylight robbers enter house with force and attack,rob gold,valueables and injure them?God knows what would happen if locals rushed.Am sure it must be insider who knew their movement,and their money matters.let investigate friends or who come in question.Hope these criminals will be found soon and put them inside for life time.Pray the women will recover from their shock and get well soon.They should now onwards have a dog at home for safety sake.or a cctv.

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  • Farhan Honnala, Udupi

    Sun, Aug 18 2019

    Daylight Robbery in one of Educationally top city is unbelievable...
    Police need to take quick action & sketch to arrest culprits asap...
    Looking at present situation at India, we are heading towards economical crisis.. people are becoming jobless, businesses ending in loss... If these situations continuous then we may find more complaints against these type of robberies...
    Govt need to work on betterment of economy as we don’t want to be another country like Venezuela...

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  • Francis Lewis, Kallianpur

    Sun, Aug 18 2019

    Now in Kallianpur Udupi also? This is known people hand and leg may be. Its so busy and highly density area.. I bet the culprits will be caught soon..

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  • Viraj, Udupi

    Sat, Aug 17 2019

    Udupi police you are capable of catching these thieves. We are fully confident on you. Punish them please.

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  • MM, Mangalore

    Sun, Aug 18 2019

    Yes they are but nowadays they spend most of their duty hours making plans to protect animals rather civilians.

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  • Nayeem, Udupi

    Sun, Aug 18 2019

    Udupi police should install high definition night vision cctv in sensitive areas of udupi.

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  • Gibbs, Udupi

    Sun, Aug 18 2019

    I thought robbery took place during morning hours. Night vision cameras 🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔

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  • Abdulla, Udupi

    Sun, Aug 18 2019

    Maximum antisocial and Robbery activities takes place in the night time,
    Rarely these activities takes place in the day time.
    So🤗

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