Police Foils Robbery, Murder Attempt in Patna; Six Arrested

Tara Khatoon, a maid, along with five others, arrested for taking part in the planning of a crime at her employer's home.

  • Smaller Small Medium Big Bigger
  • Default Helvetica Segoe Georgia Times

Patna: Police in Patna, after nearly a week-long effort, arrested six persons, including one woman for conspiring to commit armed robbery at the house of one retired professor and planning to kill all the residents so as not to leave any witness who could identify them.

Six persons arrested before they could carry out their next act of crime.Six persons arrested before they could carry out their next act of crime.At a press conference at the police headquarters, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Manu Maharaj said that the arrested men were overheard planning their next act of crime that involved committing armed robbery at the house of retired A N College English professor Nuruddin Ashraf at his residence in Gardanibagh and killing him and other members of the family in the process.

"The plan was hatched by gang leader Faizan Khan, a.k.a. Munna whose wife Tara Khatoon worked as a maid at the house of Professor Ashraf. Through her, Munna figured out that the family kept a large amount of cash at home along with jewelries to the tune of several lakh rupees. Last Sunday, he summoned his partners in crime to a tea stall not too far from Prof. Ashraf's house where he laid out his plan to commit robbery and to kill the residents. Their conversation was overheard by another customer at the tea shop who called the police and informed them about Munna's plan," the SSP said.

Retired Prof. Nurudding Ashraf.Retired Prof. Nurudding Ashraf.After that, the police deputed two plain-clothed cops at the tea stall to keep an eye on any suspicious activity while also placed a cop outside the professor's home. The break finally came on Tuesday when the police detained two men from the same tea shop. During the search of their homes, police recovered two loaded country-made pistols and some live cartridges, the SSP said.

Based on their accounts, police raided the home of Munna but he somehow managed to escape. His wife Tara, whose job was to provide all the information about the intended victims, was arrested along with three other men from various locations in Patna, police said.

Arrested men were identified as Tara Khatoon, Suraj Kumar of Saristabad, Gardanibagh resident Surya Kant, Phulwari resident Vijay Kumar and Ranjit Kumar, and Naubatpur resident Phulendra Kumar.


More News...

Crime Goes Unabated in Patna; Another Person Murdered

Dec 17, 2017
Family members mourn the murder of Dharmendra Yadav in Patna on Saturday.
Patna: Despite claims of improved law and order in the state, crime continued to skyrocket in Patna as unidentified criminals, just a day after the…

A Blunt Manjhi Says Prohibition has Failed in Bihar

Dec 14, 2017
HAM leader JItan Ram Manjhi sitting on a dharna in Patna on Wednesday.
Patna: Former Chief Minister of Bihar and Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM) leader Jitan Ram Manjhi, feeling neglected by the NDA, sat on a day-long…

IMA Protecting Fake Hospitals, Quacks for Money; Claims Pappu Yadav

Dec 14, 2017
Pappu Yadav holding a press meet in Patna on Wednesday.
Patna: Pappu Yadav, the Jan Adhikar Party (JAP) leader who has waged a war against the doctors and hospitals in Bihar claiming the system was rigged…

Tej Pratap Talks about Fielding 'Honest' Candidates in University Elections

Dec 14, 2017
RJD leader Tej Pratap Yadav talking to the student cell of the party on Wednesday.
Patna: Tej Pratap Yadav, the eldest son of Lalu Prasad Yadav, on Wednesday held the meeting of the party's student unit to formulate strategy on…

Seven Arrested in the November 22 Killing of Patna Businessman

Dec 13, 2017
Patna SSP Manu Maharaj holding a press meet following the arrest of Patna businessman's killers.
Patna: The city police on Tuesday busted the murder case of Jitendra Kumar Gandhi, the owner of Khadim showroom in Raja Bazaar, wide open with the…

Protest in Patna over the Killing of Engineer in Hajipur

Dec 13, 2017
Students in Patna protest against engineer's murder.
Patna: Students in Patna on Tuesday held a peaceful candle-light vigil to protest against the killing of Veermani Kumar, an engineer, who was gunned…

View Your Patna


Your Favorite Recipes on PD


Latest Comments

Recent Articles in Readers Write, Lifestyle, Feature, and Blog Sections