NOIDA: An 85-year-old woman allegedly died of shock soon after a few thieves stole her six buffaloes and three calves from her house in Bakhtawarpur village in Noida on Sunday morning.
The woman, identified as Shanti Devi (85), lived with her nephew Jaipal Singh’s family in the village. According to police, the family is completely dependent on farming. Nearly 100 meters from their house, they had constructed a shed where they had kept their domestic animals.
The family of Jaipal woke up around 4 am, only to find that the animals were missing from the shed. Though the entire family was shocked, 85-year-old Shanti Devi could not bear the loss of the animals. “She was sitting inside the room when the children told her about the burglary around 5 am. A few minutes later, we found her lying on the bed which was unusual as she was an active woman. When my wife went to check her, she was dead,” said Jaipal.
“The thieves had entered the shed from the backside to steal the animals. There are five or six rooms constructed near the shed where a few tenants live. The thieves locked their rooms from outside before committing the theft,” said R K Tanwar, a family friend.
Later in the day, the family members went to Expressway police station filed a complaint. “We have registered a case against unidentified persons under Section 378 (theft). Will conduct an inquiry,” said Ummed Kumar, PRO, Gautam Buddha Nagar police.