Jagatsinghpur: Police have arrested three persons in connection with the loot attempt and firing incident at Sindhol village under Tirtol police station in Jagatsinghpur district.
The Tirtol police cops also seized a gun and two live bullets from their possession.
The accused had plotted a plan to loot a gold idol of goddess Laxmi from the house of one Dhaneswar Baral of Sindhol village on December 19, said Tirtol SDPO Siba Charan Mallick.
It may be mentioned here that some miscreants attempted to loot the statue by brandishing a gun on December 19. When Dhaneswar's elder son Antaryami resisted the looters, the latter opened fire at him killing him on the spot.