Balasore: Two motorcyclist were fired at by another bike-borne duo near Khannagar on National Highway 5 here on Monday evening. While the motorcyclists sped away in a bid to save their lives, one of them received a bullet injury on waist.
They took shelter on the premises of an opera from where the injured person was shifted to SCB Medical College, Cuttack. The wounded person belongs to Rajkanika in Kendrapada district, sources said.
According to reports, the duo was carrying Rs 2 lakh in cash and were proceeding towards Bhadrak. This was reportedly a robbery bid in which they were chased for around eight kilometres till Seragad toll gate.
This was the second such incident in quick succession at Khannagar area. Two weeks back, a showroom manager was robbed of Rs 3 lakh while he was heading towards a local bank.
The police is yet to nab the attackers in the previous incident, locals said and raised concerns over the rising cases of robbery attempts in the region.