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Odisha: Gang of four kills driver to loot truck, one arrested

16/01/2020 at 7:52 PM

Badachana, Jan 16: Police today arrested a man for allegedly killing a truck driver and looting the truck near Srirampur in Jajpur district.

The body of the truck driver identified as Balaram Barik was recovered from a pond on late Wednesday night. Police said that Barik was on his way to Calcutta on a transport assignment from Pardeep.

“The gang of four accused intercepted the truck and later tied the hands and legs of Barik and killed him in the pond. They also took the truck to Sngul. However, the location of the stolen truck was found through the GPS installed in the vehicle,” said a police official.

Police said that they are also trying to nab three other accused involved in the murder. “ We have sent the body for post-mortem and are trying to ascertain involvement of the gang in similar crimes,” added the police official.

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