Kendrapara: Unidentified miscreants looted over RS 8,000 and a mobile phone after stabbing a trader at Bharatpur near Singiri Bazar in Kendrapara district.
The victim has been identified as Nirakar Nayak of Pokhariapada village.
According to sources, the incident occurred last night while the trader was travelling back to his home. He was intercepted by miscreants who forced him to part with his belongings. When he opposed, the miscreants stabbed him and decamped with Rs 8720 and mobile phone.
Later, few locals found the injured trader and rushed him to Pattamundai Sub-Divisional Hospital where he is undergoing treatment.
On being informed, police reached the spot and registered a case regarding the incident.