A four-member gang broke into the house of Vinod Chandran, a news editor at Mathrubhumi’s Kannur division in the Thazhe Chovva area of the district during the early hours of Thursday, brutally assaulted him and his wife and made away with Rs 35,000, 25 sovereigns of gold ornaments, ATM cards, laptops and mobile phones.
The incident is reported to have taken place between 1.30 am and 3.30 am on Thursday. Once the burglars fled with their booty, Vinod managed to call the police for help. The couple who were heavily injured were rushed to a hospital and are currently recuperating.
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