Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Thakurmunda, Feb 2:
A jewellery businessman has been allegedly looted by two unidentified bike-borne youths this morning in Mayurbhanj district of Odisha.
According to reports, businessman Nirmala Rana, owner of New Rana Jewellery in Thakurmunda Bazar in the district, arrived at his shop this morning accompanied by one of his employees with a bag containing gold ornaments of around 250 gm and silver ornaments worth over lakhs of rupees.
He found the shop’s front yard dirty and sent the employee to call a sweeper in order to clear the garbage.
In the meantime, Rana found notes of Rs 100, Rs 50 and Rs 10 denominations lying on ground after two youths left a nearby bookstore.
While the duo was leaving on a motorcycle, he tried to draw their attention without having an inkling that he was slipping into their trap.
As a humanitarian gesture, Rana picked up the currencies keeping the jewellery bag aside. The scheming youths swooped on the bag and vanished in a jiffy, by the time he could decode the trick.
Police was informed about the incident and were probing into the loot.