Tribune News Service
Hisar, October 7
A trader was looted and burnt to death inside his car by two unidentified robbers on Data-Gurana road near Mahjat village in the district on Tuesday night.
Ram Mehar, a resident of Data was returning from Hisar to his native village, when the incident occurred. As per his family, the victim called them on phone to inform about the loot and sought help. He had withdrawn Rs 11 lakh from a bank and was carrying the cash with him in the car at the time of incident, they added.
Hansi SHO Kashmiri Lal said the victim called his family at 11.15 pm. The Data village sarpanch called the SHO on behalf of the victim’s family at 12.05 am. The victim’s family apprehended that two motorcyclists were chasing him and they could attack him. The SHO said the Bhatla police chowki personnel reached the spot in five minutes (at 12.10 am). By then the car was up in flames.
The SHO said the police have registered a case under Sections 396, 201 of the IPC against unknown persons and started investigation. The victim owned an industrial unit in Barwala.