KERALA

Couple attacked

Staff Reporter

Thrissur: Manager of the Vellanikkara branch of the State Bank of Travancore Kannoth Jacob, 50, and his wife, Alphonsa, 48, were on Thursday admitted to a private hospital after they were attacked by a gang of four persons, according to the police.

The police said the gang broke open the couple's house at Don Bosco Nagar in Kuriachira here last night. Ms. Alphonsa found the doors at the rear of the house open around 1 a.m. when she left the bedroom to get medicine for her husband who complained of body pain. She smelt a rat and rushed to the bedroom to inform her husband. The gang followed her and snatched her gold chain, the police said.

When Mr. Jacob resisted this, he was bludgeoned. The gang threatened Ms. Alphonsa with a sword. The gang escaped from the house when the couple's son and daughter heard the noise and rushed to the room, the police said.