21 September 2019
Puri: Two loot incidents have been reported within 12 hours in pilgrim town of Puri on Saturday with a local robbed of Rs 2.45 lakh near VIP Road and a tourist assaulted and robbed of his mobile phone on the sea beach.
Reportedly, Raghunath Guru of Manikarnika Sahi in Puri was returning home after withdrawing Rs 2.45 lakh from VIP Road branch of State Bank of India when two bike-borne miscreants snatched the bag containing the cash and fled from the spot.
In another incident, Debendra Swain from Balasore had arrived at Puri today morning and was resting at the sea beach when some miscreants arrived at the spot and forcibly snatched his mobile phone.
While both the victims have lodged separate complaints at Sea Beach Police Station, they have expressed their displeasure as the accused are still at large.