LAHAN, Dec 10: On Friday, the house of Baiju Agarwal in the Indian city of Laukaha was robbed. Acting smart, the dacoits ran away to their safe haven, which happens to be Bhagwanpur Rural Municipality-4, Thadi of Nepal. After sheltering there for a few days, they went away leaving behind some of the less important things along with a bomb hidden inside a bag on the bank of Balan River in Thadi.
Two days later, locals Sanjay Yadav, 27, and Om Prakash Yadav, 28, had gone for defecation in the morning when they eventually opened the bag containing the stray bomb and ended up injuring themselves. According to police, both of them are currently receiving treatment in a hospital based in Laukaha of India.
Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Rajesh Thapa of Area Police Office (APO), Thadi stated that the victims opened the plastic bag out of curiosity. They are currently out of danger, as per the doctors involved in their treatment. DSP Thapa further said that the sole motive of the dacoits was to hide in Nepal after committing crime in India.
Police recovered few unimportant things such as bags and necklaces from the site. Reportedly, the dacoits robbed jewelries worth millions of rupees from the house of Agarwal. Though Indian police have intensified search for them across the border, they are apparently hiding in Nepal.
DSP Thapa said that the dacoits have started hiding in Nepal as they know that Indian police will not follow them here. In recent days, Nepali criminals have started hiding in India and vice versa. This is the reason why it has been difficult for police to book the criminals.
Despite knowing the persons involved in any particular crime, police have repeatedly failed to book them as they shelter across the border. They have been taking advantage of the open border.