BANGALORE : A gang of eight dacoits barged into the house of an IT professional and assaulted his family before threatening with a revolver and lethal weapons. They also made away with gold jewels, police said.
The incident took place at Kitthaganur at Avalahalli near K R Puram in the early hours of Sunday.
According to the police, Devaraj, a software professional, stated in his complaint that eight masked-men barged inside the house around 3.30 am after breaking open the front door. His family members, who were sleeping, woke up to the noise. The dacoits ransacked the house and made away with gold and other valuable kept in the almirah, they added.
When Devaraj tried to resist them, he was attacked and tied up inside the bathroom, while the other miscreants held his family in a room, the police said.
The accused, aged between 20-30 years, were speaking in Hindi and made away with gold valuables weighing 330 grams, `80,000 cash, along with a laptop, a tab and three mobile phones locking them in the house, they added.
Devaraj managed to come out from the bathroom and alerted the neighbours, who then alerted the police.
Avalahalli police are looking out for the accused.