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Dacoits strike at sponge iron unit

Rourkela: A six-member gang of dacoits looted Rs.11 lakh from a private sponge iron factory in the civil township here on Saturday, police said. The dacoits came on two motorcylcels and looted the cash at gun point, they said. While four of them got into the factory premises, the rest two kept a vigil outside near the motorcycles. As soon the operation was over, which took about five minutes, they fled from the spot with the booty. They were all aged between 25 to 30 years and spoke both Oriya and Hindi. All the entry and exit points to the town had been sealed and a massive manhunt launched to nab the gang, they added. PTI

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