Robbers turn violent due to poor loot Wife and hubby hurt in attack

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  • Tuesday, 11 Jun 2013

IPOH: M. Danaletchumi pleaded with the robbers and told them her family was poor before she felt the sharp pain on her head and saw blood gushing out from her thumb.

A robber had hit the 50-year-old with the handle of a parang and cut her thumb when told there was not much money in the house.

The group of robbers had gone into Danaletchumi’s house in Kampung Pahang, Tapah, and also slashed her husband A. Murthy, 55.

At about 3am yesterday, the masked robbers, five clad in black jackets, barged into the room where Danaletchumi and her son Napakumar, 15, were sleeping and tied them up.

“One of them asked us where the priests were and if there were any valuable items in the house.

“My mother told them that there was no priest in the house and we are a poor family,” her daughter Prema, 25, told reporters.

“My father, who was sleeping in another room, woke up and rushed into the room.

“The robbers charged at my father and slashed him in the back, arms and legs,” said Prema, adding that her parents were sent to the Teluk Intan Hospital for treatment.

Tapah OCPD Supt Somsak Din Keliau said the robbers escaped with RM600 and two cellphones.

“We believe the same group broke into a Hindu temple next door where they tied up three priests and escaped with RM12,000 worth of valuables,” he said.

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