Bhubaneswar: Unidentified miscreants looted a taxi attacking its driver at Tapoban Chhak in Khandagiri area here in the wee hours today. They also snatched away money and mobile phone from the victim.
The driver identified as Ganesh Mahakud has been admitted to a private hospital in a critical condition and his condition is stated to be stable, reports said.
According to sources, An Uber taxi was booked online at around 4.20 am. When the taxi driver reached at the pickup destination, near Tapoban Lane, two miscreants attacked him with sharp weapons. They also snatched away his mobile phone and cash worth Rs 12,000 before fleeing the spot with the car.
Locals rushed to the spot hearing screaming of the driver and rescued him. He was admitted to a nearby hospital by Good Samaritans. On being informed, police reached at the spot and started investigation.