Mayurbhanj: In a broad light loot bid, as many as six unidentified miscreants allegedly opened fire at the owner of a jewellery shop and his son at Baisinga Chhak in Mayurbhanj district today.
According to sources, the incident occurred at around 2 pm when the jewellery shop named Vishwakarma’s owner and his son were in the shop. Six armed persons barged into the shop and tried to loot valuables.
The father-son duo tried to resist the robbers but the latter opened fire at the duo and fled from the spot. While three of the looters were nabbed by locals, three others managed to escape from the spot.
Before the police arrived, the angry locals beat the detained youths black and blue. Later police rescued them and admitted to a nearby hospital for treatment.
Mayurbhanj SP also reached the spot and initiated a probe into the incident.