Athagarh: Three unidentified miscreants looted Rs 4 lakh in cash and gold jewellery from the house of a businessman at Kantola village here late on Wednesday night.
According to sources, the looters, who had their faces covered, knocked on the doors and windows of the house of the businessman Sarat Chandra Barik.
When Barik opened the window, the miscreants asked Sarat's wife to open the door targeting him at the gun point. When Sarat’s wife opened the door, the miscreants entered the house and thrashed him mercilessly. Later, they decamped with the cash and valuables, the sources added.
After a complaint in this regard was registered, police have started investigation into the matter and are conducting raids at various places to nab the miscreants.