Berhampur: Miscreants looted around Rs 50,000 in cash and gold ornaments from two shops in Ganjam district, police said today.

The incident happened yesterday night at Ganjam district s Kabisurya Nagara police station limit, about 60 km from here.

Hadu Pradhan (70) and his wife Ramulu were sleeping when masked dacoits entered their furniture shop. When t6he couple tried to resist, they attacked the duo with sharp weapons, police said adding that the couple sustained injury and have been admitted at the MKCG Medical College and Hospital here.

They are, however, out of danger, police said, quoting hospital officials.

The miscreants looted cash of around Rs 1,000, a mobile phone and gold ornaments from the couple, sources said adding the dacoits entered into the furniture outlet by breaking open the back door of the shop.

Before looting the furniture shop, the dacoits had burgled around Rs 50,000 from a nearby liquor shop, police said.

A police team and a sniffer dog squad were used for conducting an investigation, while the senior police officers, including sub divisional police officer (SDPO) Bhanjangara A K Sahu rushed to the spot.

We have registered two separate cases and have started investigation said Sahu.

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