One miscreant was killed in a daring loot attempt at the house of a retired government officer in the busy Govind Nagar colony here, police said today. The incident occurred last night around 9 o'clock when B D Gupta and his wife Beena returned home from the market. While they were still outside their house, four men, who had come on a car, engaged them in talk. Before the couple could realise the intentions of the strange men they forced themselves into their house and demanded keys of almirahs and lockers, police said. When Gupta, a retired government official, and his wife resisted the loot attempt, one of the miscreants opened fire.
The bullet missed Gupta and instead hit another miscreant, who died on the spot, Superintendent of Police (City) Ashok Kumar said. The miscreants soon fled after taking six gold bangles from Beena and her daughter-in-law Priyanka at gun point. They abandoned the body of their accomplice, his mobile along with pistol, Kumar said. "The record of the outlaw killed has been sent to Delhi for verification," he said. The SP added that the police have got some clue about the daring loot, however, the right line of action would start after the verification report has been received.