Rs 1.5 lakh looted from woman at gunpoint

Cuttack: Miscreants looted Rs 1.5 lakh at gunpoint from a woman employee of a private finance company today near Gababasta on the outskirts of Cuttack. Though, two miscreants were chased down by locals, another one managed to flee.

According to sources, the woman identified as Reena Das was returning after collecting money from Govindpur area. She was allegedly stopped by three gun-toting miscreants at a secluded place near Gababasta area and was robbed.

The miscreants were chased by locals after Reena and her colleague raised an alarm. Two of the miscreants were nabbed by the locals while one of them managed to flee, sources said.

Meanwhile, police have recovered a locally made pistol from the accused.