A seven-man gang attacked and robbed a businessman of 14 lakh and 1.2 kg of gold jewellery worth 31 lakh while holding his family at knifepoint at his Kalashetra Colony residence in Thiruvanmiyur early on Tuesday.
Police said the gang had knocked the door of the house at around 3.30 am and when Madhiarasan, the family head, opened the door, one of the robbers attacked him on his hand and head with the knife.
The robbers, who were wielding knives, demanded valuables. When Madhiarasan protested, one of the gang members inflicted a cut injury on his hand and threatened that they would kill him if he did not give them the keys of the almirah.
Robbers stab businessman, loots huge gold and cash
Madhiarasan gave them the keys, and the robbers escaped with cash and gold jewellery. He was admitted to hospital.
On hearing the screams of Madhiarasan, his wife, two children and another visiting relative, who were sleeping in different rooms in the house woke up and rushed to the door. But terrified on seeing the gang and the injuries they had inflicted on Madhiarasan, the family members preferred not to put up a fight.
Investigators have obtained security camera footage from Madhiarasan’s house, which they hope will give them a breakthrough in the case.