Factory looted

Phagwara: Masked dacoits, numbering around 10, looted valuables worth over Rs. 12 lakh from a factory located in the industrial area here, the police said on Monday.

The dacoits, some of whom were armed with sharp-edged weapons, struck on Sunday night, tying the six migrant labourers sleeping in the premises of Mahesh Industry and beating up one of them.

Besides looting Rs 25,000 and four mobile phones, the dacoits loaded gun-metal worth Rs 12 lakh in a tempo and sped away, they said.

The owner of the factory Manish Gupta came to know of it at around 4 a.m. on Monday morning when one of the migrants, who succeeded in untying himself, rang him up.

The police were informed and investigations have begun in the matter.

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