Special Correspondent

CUDDALORE: An unidentified gang attacked a family of three, including a one-year-old girl child, with wooden logs at Sitheri near Bhuvanagiri and decamped with jewellery weighing three sovereigns on Sunday night.

According to the police, Selvam (28), a construction worker, his wife Rajeswari (22) and daughter Kavya were sleeping in the house with the doors open, owing to intense heat. In the dead of night, miscreants entered the house and forced Rajeswari to part with her ‘mangalsutra,’ a gold chain and ear studs. The child started to cry when she raised alarm. The intruders hit them with wooden block, making the mother and daughter unconscious. They also beat up Selvam.