Criminals Pose As Patients, Loot Doctor

Nabarangpur : Posing as patients, a gang of five criminals allegedly looted Rs 40,000 in cash and jewelleries from the official residence of a doctor posted in a government-run hospital in Odisha’s Nabarangpur district.

The incident occurred yesterday at around 11 PM. The miscreants knocked at the house of Pradipta Kumar Praharaj, posted at Indravati Government Hospital. They feigned serious illness and sought Praharaj to attend to them.

As the unsuspecting doctor was carrying medical check-up of one of one of them, they brandished weapon and committed the crime.

A special squad has been constituted for the purpose. Manhunt has been launched to nab the criminals at the earliest, police said.