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AMPATI | Dec 24:

A house located in Putimari village near Garodubi in South West Garo Hills district of Meghalaya came under attack when a group of dacoits, suspected to be from the state of Assam, ransacked the house and stole more than Rs 1.5 lakh along with some jeweleries.

According to locals, the incident took place at about 2 am this morning when the “emboldened” criminals broke into the house of a local trader and took away the money, which according to the house owner, was kept in the house to make labor payments.

The village, Putimari near Garodubi, falls under the limits of the Ampati PS in SWGH. The area falls very close to the border with Assam.

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“The criminals were seen by the witnesses as they did not hide their faces. We believe they belong to the state of Assam but no one could identify any of the dacoits involved in the incident. We have a few leads and are working on it to crack the case,” said superintendent of police, SWGH, Rithuraj Ravi S.

Police believe the dacoits received a tip off as the money was brought to the house yesterday, Dec 23 itself.

“There must have been prior information as they only attacked the particular house. We are inquiring into all angles in the matter,” added the SP.

As per reports, no one was injured during the incident that took place this morning

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