Salem: A 61-year-old widow was attacked and robbed of 25 sovereigns of gold jewellery and Rs 30,000 in cash at her residence at Kannankurichi area,police said on Wednesday.
They said the burglar gained entry through the back side of the house last evening, hit her on the head and grabbed her two cellphones. He then opened the bureau and took away the jewellery and cash and escaped after threatening her.
The woman then went to Ramakrishna Mutt for prayers, returned at around 7.00 PM, two hours after the incident and narrated what had happened to her daughter and son-in law,both teachers at a private school.
The couple later went to the police station and lodged a complaint.