Choudwar, Feb 22: Unidentified miscreants allegedly snatched away gold chain from a 45-year-old woman after blank firing at Tangi area in Cuttack district today.
The victim has been identified as Mamata Rout, wife of Lingaraj Rout, resident of Harianta Village.
According to the locals, the miscreants followed Mamata from Jagatpur on their motorcycle and blank fired near Tangi.
The passerby became frightened hearing the firing sound and taking advantage of the situation the miscreants decamped with her gold chain.
Later, the victim filed a complaint at Tangi police station regarding the loot.
On being informed, the police reached the spot and launched a probe into the matter.