Nilagiri, Mar 22: Two miscreants looted Rs 49,000 from a man on pretext of giving him lift near Mirigini square under Nilagiri police limits in Balasore district today.
The victim has been identified as Laxmidhar Mohapatra, a resident of Guhulia village of Baunsabani gram panchayat under Oupada block.
According to the victim, he was waiting for a public transport to return home after withdrawing money from a Cooperative bank branch in Nilagiri when two people approached him in a motorcycle and offered him lift. Subsequently, he agreed to the offer and while on the way the two miscreants attacked him and decamped with his money bag near Mirigini square.
Later, he lodged a complaint in this regard at Nilagiri police station based on which the police initiated a probe into the matter.