Couple attacked, accused arrested

September 20, 2020

Geyzing, 19 Sept:

A couple at Lasso under Yuksam Yashiding constituency was brutally attacked by an iron bar by an alleged burglar at wee hours of Friday night. The victims of the voilent attack, Laxmi Prasai Sharma and his wife Parmila Sharma have suffered critical injuries and they have been referred to Manipal Hospital of Gangtok. It was informed that the health condition of the victims was stable. The perpetrator of crime! Kidra Bhutia, son of Rinzing Yongda Bhutia of upper Lasso has been arrested by Tashiding police with the help of victim’s neighbours. The accused has been slapped with attempt to murder charge under section 307 along with other relevant sections such as 326/457/441/459 of Indian Penal Code. The case is under investigation.

As per the victims the incident took place at around 3.00am in the morning when they were in fast sleep. The couple further informed that the accused somehow managed to enter into the room they were sleeping in and beat them up with an iron bar. However, the couple was able to raise an alarm alerting the neighbours who came to their rescue. After nabbing the culprit, the neighbours informed Tashiding police and handed over the culprit to the police. Both husband Laxmi Prasai Sharma and Pramila Sharma have suffered major injuries on heads and other body parts. They were taken to Manipal hospital immediately considering their critical conditions.

The neighbours maintained that the accused might have trespass the house with a motive of robbery.

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