CHHENDIPADA : In yet another highway loot incident in the State, unidentified miscreants snatched away Rs 1.5 lakh after attacking and injuring a trader near Amantpur under Jarapada police limits in Angul district today.
The victim has been identified as Digambar Sahu of Sabalabhanga village.
Digambara was en-route to a market area in Jarapada area this morning when the miscreants struck. After intercepting the bike by which the victim was travelling, they looters attacked him with a ‘Bhujali’ (a sharp weapon) and took away the cash bag.
Digambar bled profusely in the attack as he sustained injuries on his right hand and was rushed to a nearby hospital.
A complaint in connection with the attack was lodged at the Jarapada police limits later and an investigation is underway.