Ganjam: A robber was killed after a bomb exploded during an attempt to escape from police after looting a trader in Bhanjanagar area of Ganjam district today.
The deceased has been identified as Charan Nayak.
According to sources, three miscreants looted Rs 1.20 lakh from a trader at Kanteipali Chhak today. Following this, the trader alerted the police. Acting swiftly, police chased the miscreants and tried to apprehend them.
In the meanwhile, a bomb in the possession of one of the robber went off after the bike they were riding slipped and crashed on the ground. As a result, one among the three criminals died on the spot.
Reportedly, police have seized the body and initiated a probe into the incident. Meanwhile, efforts are on to nab the two other looters who managed to escape from the spot, sources added.