Three looters arrested after hot pursuit in Odisha

Loisingha: It was a scene directly from a Bollywood commercial movie when three armed looters tried to escape by frightening villagers and police in Odisha today. But they were persuaded to lay down arms by police personnel with the help of locals and arrested later. The incident occurred in Loisingha of Bolangir district today morning.

Like any other day, Jyotiranjan Nayak and Jana Ranjan Nayak of Kusanga village riding a two-wheeler were going towards a bank in Jharamunda. At around 10 am, five persons in two motorcycles intercepted Jyotiranjan and Jana Ranjan near Amapalli Chhak. Before the duo could comprehend, the five persons pointed guns at Jyotiranjan and Jana Ranjan and looted Rs 35,000 cash and a laptop. The five miscreants fled the spot after the loot.

Jana Ranjan called up the Loisingha IIC and informed him about the matter. The local police immediately swung into action and a team of police personnel chased the five looters.

In the meantime, some villagers of Kutasingha surrounded the five looters when they reached the village. Finding no options, the looters halted in a forest near the village. The police chasing the looters also reached the spot.

Out of the five looters, two managed to escape whereas three others tried to frighten the police and villagers. But, they were persuaded to lay down the arms by the police and later arrested.

A senior police official said two of the five looters managed to escape. Investigation into the loot case is on and the accused are being questioned.

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