Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Cuttack, Oct 24:
A liquor shop owner was killed and Rs 1 lakh looted from him by unidentified miscreants in Madhupur area of Barag in Odisha, yesterday night.
The deceased has been identified as Govind Swain of Madhupur village. He was intercepted by assailants and nurdered while returning home after closing his shop at 11 pm with Rs 1 lakh in cash.
“He was coming back from his shop, which is between Trisulia and Barang, at night after closing the shop with Rs 1 lakh,” said his father.
Police have started investigating the murder and detained 5 persons for questioning.
“We were coming back from Bhubaneswar after watching Dussehra, we found him lying on the road with multiple wounds and blood around. The scooter was broken and glass smashed. He only had a mobile in pocket but all cash was taken,” said an eyewitness.
One platoon police force has been deployed in Madhupur village to maintain peace in the area.