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Drugged by passenger, auto driver forced to kneel down post accident in Odisha

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Salepur: An auto-rickshaw driver fell victim to a looter who boarded the vehicle as a passenger and robbed the former by drugging him in Salepur area of Odisha’s Cuttack district.

The plight of the ill-fated driver, hailing from Badachana area of Jajpur district, didn’t end there as his three-wheeler hit some girls who were jogging at a playground here today while he was driving it in an inebriated state after being drugged.

Following the incident, locals forced him to kneel down. On being informed, police rescued the person and admitted him to hospital.

A police complaint has been lodged by the family members of the victim.

“He (the driver) came from Chandikhol to Salepur yesterday in his auto-rickshaw carrying a passenger who looted cash and mobile phone from him after drugging him. We have admitted him to hospital and his family members will take him home after discharge,” said Prashant Kumar Majhi, IIC, Salepur police station.

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