Businessmen waylaid by dacoits, Rs 37 lakh looted

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Mysore, Nov 13 (UNI) A gang of dacoits waylaid three businessmen at knife-point and looted Rs 37 lakh in cash after assaulting them near Kollur Gate in Channapatna town on the Mysore-Bangalore state highway, last night.

According to police, the eight-member dacoit gang stopped businessman Shoukat, who was returning to Bangalore with cash after selling his agricultural land in his native village in H D Kote taluk in the district along with two of his friends.

The dacoits, who had followed their car in a jeep, snatched the cash bag and a cheque for Rs seven lakh after assaulting the trio and the driver of the vehicle.

The assailants also took away the vehicle from the victims and abandoned it later. A case was registered and a special police team was formed to nab the culprits, police said.


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