Rs 16 lakh ‘looted’ from businessman at gunpoint in Odisha’s Mayurbhanj

Baripada: In broad daylight heist, a businessman was allegedly robbed off Rs 16 lakh by three miscreants at gunpoint in Ghagarbeda area of Mayurbhanj district today afternoon.

Manager of a Ghagarbeda-based grocery wholesaler, Tapan Kumar Pradhan was returning from neighbouring Jharkhand in a four-wheeler after collecting money from retailers.

On the way back to Ghagarbeda, three bike borne miscreants intercepted Tapan’s four-wheeler. At gunpoint, they snatched a bag containing cash from Tapan and fled towards Jharkhand.

Following this, Tapan lodged a complaint at Ghagarbeda police station. After registering a case, police launched an investigation into the alleged loot incident.

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