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Bhiwani bank manager shot

August 21, 2018 07:01 AM

Robbers loot Rs 12 lakh in village, security guard injured


Tribune News Service

Bhiwani, August 20

Two motorcycle-borne youth shot dead a Haryana State Cooperative Bank branch manager and injured a security guard before decamping with Rs 12 lakh cash at Milakpur village under Bawani Khera police station of Bhiwani district on Monday.

The manager, Ramphal Singh, and the guard, Dayal Singh, were returning to the bank after withdrawing cash from the bank’s main branch in Bhiwani when they were attacked.  

As the duo proceeded toward the bank on foot from the bus stand, a bike knocked down the manager. Their faces covered with masks, the youth tried to snatch the bag with the cash, which was resisted by the manager. As a scuffle ensued, the miscreants opened fire at the manager. A bullet hit Ramphal in the head, leaving him dead on the spot. 

The guard was shot in his abdomen and was shifted by villagers to the Civil Hospital in Hansi from where he was referred to Hisar.

Bhiwani SP Gangaram Punia said the bank was located 400 metres from the bus stop. “The accused fired three rounds at the victims and managed to escape. A hunt is on to nab them,” he added.  

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