Armed robbers open fire, loot Rs 11 lakh in Dimapur
DIMAPUR, NOVEMBER 21
In a daring broad daylight robbery, two unidentified armed robbers shot at two staff members of a private company, Cash Management System, and looted Rs 11 lakh from them at LIC office compound near City Tower here today.
The incident took place at around 11.30 am near the gate of the LIC office when the two robbers fired at the private security guard and custodian of the company who after collecting the sum from the LIC office were going to deposit it in the nearby Axis Bank. The robbers fled in a motorbike without registration number towards Circular Road after snatching the bag containing the amount from the two victims. One of the two miscreants was wearing a helmet while the other was wearing a hat.
One of the victims Sentingkyu Sangtam, 29, son of Treniba Sangtam, of Borlingri in Dimapur was seriously injured after a bullet him on his stomach while Anil Chetri, 25, son of Lalit Chetri of Manja in Karbi Anglong district in Assam received bullet injury on his right leg. Anil is stated to be out of danger.
Both the victims are undergoing treatment at Metro Hospital Dimapur.
Sentingkyu is a private security guard while Anil works as a custodian at Cash Management System.
Anil, who was in a state of shock after the incident, said when he along with the security guard reached the LIC office gate after collecting the money, one man with his face covered accosted and started talking with him while another man snatched the bag containing the amount from the security guard and fled in a motorbike after firing at them. He said the robbers appeared to be locals.
One Vickey Haldar, a resident of Sarupathar in Golaghat district of Assam, who is also the custodian and an employee of cash Management Service (CMS), was detained for questioning as the police are not ruling out the involvement of the insider.
OC West police station J. Konyak who reached the spot after the incident said investigations are on while a case has been registered with West police station in this connection.