Businessman looted at gunpoint in Balasore

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Balasore: Unidentified miscreants allegedly looted Rs 15,000 from a businessman at gunpoint near Daradiabalipur in Bahanaga of Balasore district on Wednesday evening.

According to sources, the businessman identified as Tusarkanta Sahu was returning home on his motorcycle when three-bike borne miscreants confronted him. The miscreants tried to snatch his bag during which he fell from the bike.

Miscreants snatched away the bag containing cash amounting to Rs 15,000, mobile phone and a gold chain from Sahu at gunpoint and sped away.

Sahu was rescued by some people who rushed him to a nearby hospital. He was then shifted to the Balasore district headquarters hospital for further treatment.

Sources said Sahu sustained critical injuries and his health condition is stated to be critical.

A manhunt is on to identify the miscreants involved in the crime.

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