Miscreants lock up elderly couple in room in Odisha capital, loot valuables

Bhubaneswar: Unidentified miscreants allegedly locked up an elderly couple inside a room and looted valuables at Divya Vihar in Samantarapur area of Odisha capital, late last night.

Bishnu Charan Palai and his wife Arati Palai, the victims, have lodged a complaint with Lingaraj police and investigation is underway.

According to police sources, the looters entered inside the house by breaking the grill of a window and locked the door of the room, inside which the couple was sleeping, from outside. They decamped with gold ornaments, cash and other valuables worth Rs 5 lakh.

Police this morning reached the spot along with a scientific team and sniffer dogs for probe. Efforts were on to identify and trace the wrongdoers.

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