Dacoits who looted local doctor get 10-year jail sentence

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Kaithal, May 23 (UNI) Five dacoits have been sentenced to 10 years' rigorous imprisonment and fined Rs 10000 each by the court of Additional sessions Judge Dr Neelima Shangla, here today.

Two other co-accused, who gave shelter to the main accused and helped them in concealing their pistol, have been awarded three- year sentence and fined Rs 5000 each .

According to the prosecution, Balwan, Devinder, Prem, Sanju and Paras gained entry into Goyal nursing home late night in Cheeka near here on the pretext of getting a patient treated.

They held Dr Ram Kumar Goyal hostage on gun-point and forced entry into his residence where they looted Jewellery, cash and other valuables.

They also locked Dr Goyal his wife, their minor son and a nephew in a room and disconnected all the phone lines before fleeing with the booty.

Dr Goyal informed the police about the incident and police arrested the accused and recovered the looted property from them.

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