LUCKNOW: A group of about seven burglars attacked a retired food inspector with a knife and decamped with Rs 1.25 lakh in cash, a motorcycle, a phone and some ornaments in Vikalp Khand under Chinhat police station area in the intervening night of Monday and Tuesday.
Police said that the miscreants first scaled the boundary wall to enter the house of Uday Pratap Singh in Vikalp Khand 3.
Singh lives with his wife Manisha and son Ayush.
“It was around 3am when Singh woke up due to the noise and challenged the miscreants. He also raised an alarm to alert other family members and neighbours. But this failed to deter the miscreants and one of them attacked him with a knife,” said police on the basis of complaint. Singh tried to fend off the attack and was injured in the hand.
The thieves then reportedly locked other members in a bathroom and decamped with cash, motorcycle, mobile phone and other articles.
“Singh’s brother Santosh lodged a case,” said assistant commissioner of police, Chinhat, Swatantra Singh.