PATNA: A young girl in Bihar has become a talk of the town after she got three dreaded robbers arrested by displaying exemplary courage even while the gangsters went on the robbing spree at the point of gun.
As per reports, eight robbers reached the nursing home of Dr Hemant Kumar Jha in Patna posing as patients in the wee hours of Tuesday and requested for immediate medical attention complaining respiratory problems.
As the compounder tried to contact the doctor who stays with his family on the upper floor of the nursing home, the well-dressed robbers held him hostage and forced him to get open the door of doctor’s room.
Subsequently, they tied the hands of doctor and his wife and went on looting sprees. Even as they got busy collecting cash and valuables from the room, doctor’s pet dog began furiously barking which left the robbers jittery. They tried hard to control the dog but couldn’t.
In the meanwhile, Dr Jha’s daughter Nitika Jha who too was held hostage asked the robbers to allow her lock the dog in another room lest it could harm them. However, she instantly went downstairs with the dog after locking the gate from outside and called up the local police officials from a patient’s cell phone.
Soon a police team reached the spot and surrounded the nursing home from all sides. However, by the time the police could reach there, five robbers had already fled with cash and valuables by breaking open the main door which Dr Jha’s daughter had locked from outside though three robbers were still present inside.
“On getting the information I sent a team of local police which surrounded the place from all sides and arrested three robbers with arms and ammunition,” Patna’s senior superintendent of police Manu Maharaj said. He said the police team also freed the doctor couple from robbers’ captivity.
Based on information provided by the arrested robbers, the police are now conducting raids to nab the absconding gangsters. However, the doctor family is still living in panic as the robbers had declared to return to their home before fleeing the scene with the booty.
Featured image caption: Nitika Jha
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