Rajgir, Dec 20: Unidentified dacoits looted the ancestral house of a land settlement officer at Ghosarawa village under Pawapuri police station area in Nalanda district in the wee hours today.
Police said here that around 10 dacoits entered the house of Sanjay Kumar by breaking open a window and looted properties worth nearly Rs 6 lakh. Sources said the dacoits inflicted severe injuries on the officer`s wife Neelam Devi with a knife.
Police said that villagers overpowered one of the dacoits when he and other members of the gang were trying to escape, and beat him badly. They then handed him over to police.
Later, police arrested one more dacoit and launched a massive manhunt to nab other members of the gang. The injured woman had been admitted to Bihar Sharif Sadar Hospital. (UNI)