Jewellery worth rupees three lakh and rupees four lakh in cash was allegedly stolen from a JD (U) leader's house in Gaya district's Rampur area late on Friday night, the police said.
The police alleged that the accused entered the residence of JD (U) Gaya Mahanagar vice president Shahzad Shah by breaking down the main door and took off with rupees four lakh in cash and jewellery worth rupees three lakh.
"We received information that a burglary took place here. The incident occurred when Shah was not present in his house as he had gone to Jahanabad to attend a marriage party," city senior police official Gopal Mishra said.
The police have registered a case and further investigation is underway.
Earlier, a student foiled an attempt to loot him after he was attacked and threatened by a man at gunpoint near a petrol pump in Delhi's Shahdara. Karan Chowdhary, who has been praised for his brave attempt, said he left for his institute at 6 am on Sunday and stopped his bike midway to fill petrol, according to news agency ANI. When he moved a few steps ahead from the petrol pump, he was attacked by a man who asked for his motorcycle's keys at gunpoint.
A CCTV footage showed that Mr Chowdhary did his best to thwart the attack by the man.
"He asked me to give him my bike keys but I refused to do so. I stepped down from my bike and ran away from the spot to seek help from people at the petrol pump; they all refused to help and went away from there and locked themselves in a room," the student said.
"However, I fought with the miscreant all alone and snatched a pistol from his hands. Then he immediately ran away," he added.
(With inputs from ANI)