Indian diplomat's house ransacked in South Africa

ANI | Updated: Nov 19, 2017 16:13 IST

Durban [South Africa], November 19 (ANI): An Indian diplomat's house was ransacked in South Africa while his family was held at gunpoint.

A gang of armed robbers derailed the gate and stormed into the residence of the Consul-General of India in Durban, Dr Shashank Vikram, on Thursday, Independent Online reported.

The incident took place on November 16.

Dr Vikram was not home at the time when the robbers held his family at gunpoint and took away the jewellery and cash.

"Vikram's 5-year-old son was reportedly held by one of the robbers while the men ransacked the house and threatened Vikram's family with a gun. Jewellery was taken and the suspects fled. No arrests have been made at this stage, " Lieutenant-Colonel Thulani Zwane was quoted by Independent Online, as saying.

The police are investigating the incident. (ANI)

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