Bhadrak: Unidentified motorcycle-borne miscreants allegedly attacked and snatched away Rs 1.5 lakh from a businessman at DRDA Square in Bhadrak district last night.
The victim was identified as Dinabandhu Nayak (36) of Dagamunda. He owns a liquor shop at Kacheri Bazar.
According to sources, Dinabandhu was returning home after closing his shop when three miscreants came on a motorcycle and waylaid him at DRDA Square at around 11 pm.
The miscreants then tried to snatch a bag from him containing the cash. When Dinabandhu protested, the miscreants attacked him with weapons before fleeing with the cash bag.
Some passersby rescued Dinabandhu in critical condition and rushed him to Bhadrak district headquarter hospital.
Later, Dinabandhu lodged a complaint with police in this regard. On the basis of the complaint, the police launched a manhunt to nab the culprits.