Newmai News Network
Aizawl | January 16
Two elderly women were found unconscious inside their residence at Bawngkawn neighbourhood in Aizawl early Sunday after being allegedly assaulted by unidentified burglar, police said.
The victims have been identified as Lalthanzauvi (78) and Lalthanpuii (70), who are sisters.
Aizawl SP, Neihchungnunga said the incident occurred around 3:00 am on Sunday when the unidentified burglar entered their house and asked them money.
When the two women refused to give money, he allegedly assaulted with a hammer leaving them unconscious.
The two women sustained head injuries. Lalthanpuii was hurt more with severe injuries on her head, jaw and forehead and was rushed to Aizawl Civil Hospital on Sunday, the SP said.
Local police are investigating into the incident with forensic experts and a manhunt has been launched for the burglar.
Meanwhile, several women organisations of the state have condemned the incident and demanded action against the accused.