Trader looted of gold, Rs 40,000 on Bhubaneswar-Puri NH

Bhubaneswar: Unidentified miscreants allegedly hacked a vegetable trader and looted Rs 40,000 and a gold chain from his possession on Bhubaneswar-Puri National Highway last night.

As per a complaint lodged by victim Niranjan Nayak (45) with Pipili police, he was returning home from Bhubaneswar after selling vegetables when the miscreants hacked him with a sword at Teishpur around 11 pm and snatched away the cash and gold chain from him.

Locals rescued him in a critical condition and rushed him to the Mangalpur Community Health Centre for treatment.

Police have started an investigation into the matter and detained a person for questioning in this connection.

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