Two youths detained for bid to loot businessman

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Puri: Two youths were detained by the locals of Satasankha Bazaar in Pipili here while they were allegedly trying to loot a businessman on Friday morning.

The duo was identified as the residents of Puri area.

According to sources, a businessman, Sashikanta Mohapatra of Satyabadi area was heading to the weekly market, when the youths waylaid him near Siriapur square at around 6 am.

The youths then thrashed him and tried to snatch his bag at gunpoint. Spotting the man in distress, some locals gathered at the spot and nabbed the duo.

On intimation, Pipli police reached the spot and took the youths into custody for further interrogation.

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