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Fruit Vendor Attacked, Looted In Broad Daylight In Cuttack’s Salepur

Cuttack: A fruit vendor was attacked and then robbed of Rs 3 lakh near Bhatapada under Salepur police limits of Cuttack district.

As per reports, today morning Mohammed Mushtaq of Kendrapada’s Fakirabad along with his driver Arshad Ali was on his way to Cuttack’s wholesale fruit market. Near Bhatapada, two bike-borne miscreants stopped their pick-up by saying that they are agents of a finance company.

Once stopped, the miscreants brandished guns and asked them to get down. They then clubbed the fruit vendor and his driver with the butt of the gun and left them injured before fleeing the scene with cash of Rs 3 lakh.

Upon intimation, Salepur police reached the scene and sent the injured duo to the nearest hospital. A probe is underway after Mushtaq filed a complaint.

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