Balasore: A group of miscreants allegedly attacked Bhograi Additional Tehsildar Santosh Panigrahi in Kamarda area of Odisha’s Balasore district last night and looted gold chain, mobile phone and money from his possession.
According to reports, the official intercepted a truck on the suspicion of illegal sand mining. After questioning the driver and helper of the vehicle, he headed towards flood-affected areas of the district to take stock of the situation.
While he was returning, 10-15 youths attacked the additional tehsildar and looted the valuables.
Locals rescued Panigrahi and handed the driver-helper duo over to police. Cops have launched a manhunt to trace and nab the attackers.