Robbers kill bank official, loot cash van in Bihar

Patna, July 2 (IANS) Armed robbers Tuesday shot dead a bank official, injured two security guards and looted over Rs.25 lakh from a cash van of a nationalised bank in Bihar’s Sitamarhi district, police said.

A district police official said six motorcycle-borne robbers stopped the cash van at gun point at a village under the Riga police station, shooting at and injuring the branch manager and two security guards of local Punjab National Bank branch, before fleeing with the money.

“The branch manager was taken to a nearby hospital where doctors declared him dead,” a police official said.

Police have lodged a case and begun investigations.

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