Dacoits strike two houses in Charsadda
PESHAWAR: A gang of dacoits barged into two houses of administrators of a religious seminary Darul Ulum Numania and decamped with cash, valuables and arms in the wee hours of Wednesday in Charsadda.
The gang of about 13 criminals wearing masks entered the houses of Maulana Mohammad Anwar and Maulana Khadeem Hussain adjacent to Darul Ulum Numania Utmanzai on the main road and made the inmates a hostage at gunpoint.
They looted the cash, golden ornaments, cell phone, pistols and guns from both the houses. They later entered the Madrassah after breaking the back gate and made 150 students of the seminary hostage at gunpoint. The dacoits fled when one watchman fired in the air.
A meeting of the administrative committee of the Darul Ulum Numania called upon the authorities to lodge an FIR against the accused and arrest them within three days. They warned to start a protest campaign through out the district and block the main Peshawar road if the accused were not arrested.