Miscreants looted cash and gold ornament from a person after launching a murderous attack on him near Balitutha Bazar under the Kujang police station in Jagatsinghpur district on Monday.
Prakash Mohapatra was returning home from his brother-in-law’s house carrying Rs 50,000 at around 10 am when five miscreants attacked him with sharp weapons. They looted the cash and a gold chain from his possession.
Mohapatra was rescued in a critical condition and admitted to the Kujang hospital before being shifted to the SCB Medical College Hospital in Cuttack as his condition deteriorated.
“The incident was fallout of past enmity. On the basis of a complaint lodged by the family members of the victim, a case has been registered under Sections 395 and 307 of the IPC. We have arrested an accused and efforts are on to apprehend others,” a police official said.