Woman hit on head,hospitalised

A 43-year-old woman was found lying unconscious in a pool of blood at her residence in Phase 4 here on Wednesday afternoon.

Written by Express News Service | Sas Nagar | Published: February 23, 2012 1:46:46 am

Jewellery and cash of Rs 10,000 missing; the help on the run

In a gruesome incident,a 43-year-old woman was found lying unconscious in a pool of blood at her residence in Phase 4 here on Wednesday afternoon. She was allegedly hit on the head with a baseball bat and was rushed to Fortis Hospital where she is undergoing treatment.

The victim,Pritam Kaur,was alone when she was attacked,and is suspected to have been attacked by the help — Pinky and her husband Raju — who are on the run. They were employed around seven months ago and used to stay in a room in Phase 8.

Some jewellery and around Rs 10,000 were found missing from the house.

Kaur’s husband Satinderpal Singh runs a paper manufacturing unit in Industrial Area,Phase 8.

The police received a call around 1 pm regarding the incident when Ranjit Singh,the manager at Satinderpal’s factory,came to drop his (Satinderpal’s) daughter home. After finding the main gate of the house locked,Ranjit called Pritam on her mobile but she did not answer. Ranjit and the girl then scaled the wall and entered the house where they saw Pritam lying in a pool of blood.

The entire house had been ransacked and there were bloodstains all over the bedroom floor and the bathroom. The bloodstains seemed to indicate that the victim was dragged from the bedroom to the bathroom. The police have recovered the baseball bat used in the crime.

“We have flashed the message to all the railway stations,bus stands and airports along with photographs of the help. We have also dispatched teams to Delhi and Ambala. Pinky’s phone was traced upto Banur after which it was switched off,” DSP (City) Sharanjit Singh told Newsline. “Pinky had also called up Raju around 11.30 am.”

According to police,the Labrador dog the family owned had died after eating some poisonous substance on Tuesday night. Pritam did not have lunch on Wednesday as she was upset after the dog’s death while Satinderpal and their son ate lunch at their house around 12 and left for work.

The police suspect the dog’s death could be related to the assault as the dog never let Raju enter the house whenever he came to pick up his wife at night.

Police have registered a case of attempt to murder and robbery against Pinky and Raju.

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