05 October 2019
Balasore: A businessman was seriously wounded after being shot by an alleged gang of chain snatchers at Sergarh under Khantapada police limits of Balasore district on Saturday.
Reportedly, wholesale trader Bhagbat Rout was present at his shop today afternoon when five youths arrived on two bikes. Two among them asked Rout for a packet of snack and when he was busy picking the item they snatched his gold chain and began sprinting away.
When Rout chased the miscreants, they fired two rounds on him injuring him in the head and left hand. Following it locals rushed Rout to Balasore district headquarters hospital (DHH) but as his condition worsened he was referred to SCB Medical College & Hospital in Cuttack.
While the incident has created panic in the area, police have initiated a probe into the matter, said sources.