: An incident of burglary in the western parts of the district continued on Monday also as a burglar stole the valuables after threatening the inmates of a photographer’s house.

Police said an unidentified burglar entered the house of K. Murugan, a photographer from Kattalaikudiyiruppu, in the early hours of Monday when he had gone out to attend a function.

As Murugan’s wife Srimathi and his mother Bhuvaneshwari screamed for help, the burglar attacked Srimathi with a sickle and snatched her gold ornaments, weighing about 22 grams.

They also attacked Mrs. Bhuvaneshwari when she came to the rescue of Srimathi.

The Puliyarai police have filed a case.