Fuel tanker driver attacked, robbed of Rs 15,000

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Balasore: Unidentified miscreants attacked a fuel tanker driver and looted Rs 15,000 from him near Nidhi Panda area in Balasore district last night.

The victims, identified as Sheikh Riyaz, hails from Uttar Pradesh.

According to sources, the gas tanker driver was heading to Paradip for transporting a fuel consignment to Uttar Pradesh last night when some miscreants intercepted him near Nidhi Panda area.

The looters then attacked Riyaz with a sharp-edged weapon and made away with the cash from him. Later, Riyaz was rescued and rushed to Balasore district headquarters hospital.

Police have reached the spot and launched a manhunt to nab the miscreants.

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