Sambalpur, May 29: In a bizarre kind of incident, several truck drivers sustained injuries after miscreants targeted them with stones after a failed loot bid on Sambalpur-Cuttack National Highway-55 in Rairakhol area here last night.
As per the report, a gang of highway looters tried to intercept the trucks passing through NH-55 near Sadhu Munda area late last night with a motive to loot. However, applying presence of mind, the drivers of a few vehicles drove away from the spot which foiled the loot bid.
In a sense of frustration, the looters started halting stones at the speeding trucks, a few of which even hit the drivers to inflict serious injuries.
After the drivers of a few other trucks gathered courage and stopped their vehicles near the spot the looters fled away.
The injured drivers were later rushed to Rairakhol hospital for treatment.
The truck drivers accompanied by some locals later staged a blockade on the highway demanding police action against the culprits.