Elderly couple assaulted by thieves in Hyderabad

An elderly couple was assaulted by the robbers on Wednesday here at Saidabad. Getting into details, Vanamamurthy (75) and Anuradha (68) are living in Farha colony in Saidabad while their son stays at Ameerpet and daughter in Bengaluru.

On Wednesday afternoon, two unknown attackers sneaked into their home and asked Vanamamurthy to hand over Rs 40,000 cash which they withdrew from an ATM centre. When he denied giving the money, they hit him on the head and also injured Anuradha who came to his rescue. The robbers also attempted to steal Anuradha’s chain but as she raised an alarm, the culprits fled away.

Later, the pair notified the police who investigated their home and registered a case. The two told the police they have withdrawn Rs 40,000 cash from a nearby ATM centre on Tuesday evening.

Attempts are on to arrest the criminals. While the police shifted the hurt couple to a hospital for treatment.

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