Elderly woman killed by robbers in Ghaziabad

Ghaziabad: A 60-year-old woman was today killed allegedly by robbers who decamped with valuables worth around Rs 10 lakh from her house in Shyam Park extension area here, police said today.

Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Anoop Kumar said the incident took place in the afternoon when some robbers broke into the house and attacked Neelam Giri with a sharp-edged object after which she fell unconscious.

Her one-and-half-year-old granddaughter was sleeping and her husband and two sons were out for work when the incident occurred, he said.

Family members arrived at the house after repeated calls to Giri went unanswered. They found her lying in a pool of blood. Ornaments worth Rs 8 lakh and Rs 2 lakh worth of cash was found missing, Kumar said.

The ASP said the body has been sent for postmortem while a case has been registered against unidentified persons and investigation is underway.