Jewellery worth Rs 10 lakh looted, two injured

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Patna, Jan 14 (UNI) Armed robbers looted jewellery worth Rs 10 lakh from two separate places and injured two people in the process at Sitamarhi and Barh respectively of Bihar, during the last 24 hours.

Deputy Superintendent of Police Nagendrapati Tripathi of Sitamarhi here today said armed robbers broke open the shutters of a jewellery shop under Dumra police station area and looted jewellery worth Rs two lakhs early today.

''When challenged by some people sleeping near the shop, the dacoits opened fire at them, injuring two of them seriously,'' he added.

''The injured were rushed to Sadar hospital,'' he said, adding that raids were being carried out to nab the dacoits and recover the looted articles from them.

In another incident at Barh near state capital, armed criminals broke open the shutter of a jewellery shop at local marketing board complex, looted the ornaments and managed to escape from the spot last night.

Deputy superintendent of police Ashok Kumar Chaudhary said raids had been carried out to nab the dacoits and recover the ornaments.

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