Sambalpur, Dec 23: Throwing an open challenge to police unidentified miscreants have looted cash worth Rs 1.30 lakh along with other valuable items from a businessman near Pindapathar under Govidnpur Police Station here on Wednesday.
As per the report, the victim identified as Asish Patel of Mahulchhapal village, who runs a grocery shop cum BC point Ghansara was en-route to his outlet when the loot took place.
Near an under construction bridge on Bamra-Gadaposh main road, at least four miscreants on two bikes waylaid Asish and put him at gunpoint. Later, they snatched away a cash bag containing Rs 1.30 lakh in cash from the victim.
As Asish showed some resistance, the looters hit his head with the gun and also snatched away his gold necklace and mobile phone to drive away.
After the victim lodged a case at Govindpur Police Station in connection with the case, Kuchinda SDPO Rajkishore Mishra, Sub Inspector Thomas Kerketa, Gadaposh IIC Debraj Pradhan rushed to the spot and led the preliminary inqury.
Efforts are underway to trace the looters.