TANGLA, April 4: In a daring daylight burglary which has created sensation and fear-psychosis among the people, a small tea grower, identified as Khagen Boro, was robbed of a bag containing cash amounting to Rs 7 lakh in front of Tangla SBI in Udalguri on Tuesday. The victim had withdrawn the amount from the bank when he was informed by a youth that something was stuck behind the wheels of his four-wheeler. Khagen Boro was distracted and taking advantage of the situation, the thief fled with the bag. The victim lodged an FIR at Tangla Police Station following which cops have launched a man-hunt to b the culprit.
According to sources, a gang of burglars which has been quite active in Udalguri district, has looted many other victims also in recent times. Reportedly, the gang, which is working in an organized manner and running a State-wide network, has connections in neighbouring States like West Bengal. The gang members sneak into other places after committing such crimes, making it nearly impossible to track them.
On March 21, two sensatiol daylight burglaries were reported in Udalguri where a duo looted a bag containing cash Rs.36,000 from the LIC Satellite Office of Harisinga area in Udaguri. In another case, on the same day one Chandra Kanta Kumar was robbed by two people. The incident took place near Udalguri market when Kumar came out of the bank after withdrawing his salary amounting to Rs 25,000.