Unidentified miscreants looted over Rs 7.5 lakh from two employees of a petrol pump in Jharkhand's Deogarh district on Monday, a senior police officer said.
The incident happened near Gopibaandh powerhouse on Sarath-Palajori road when the employees were on their way to deposit Rs 7.76 lakh in a nationalised bank in Sarath area.
Two motorcycle-borne miscreants intercepted the petrol pump staff near the powerhouse and sprinkled chilli powder in their eyes, Sub-Divisional Police Officer (Sarath), Amod Narayan Singh, said.
Two more miscreants on another two-wheeler joined the duo, snatched the bag containing the money from the employees, and fled towards Chitra, the SDPO said.
All police stations have been alerted, and a massive hunt has been launched to apprehend the culprits, Mr Singh said.
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