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Armed men rob bank in Bihar, decamp with Rs 20 lakh

Press Trust of India  |  Muzaffarpur 

Five armed men robbed the

branch of a private bank in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district on Friday and decamped with Rs 20 lakh in cash, police said.

The incident happened at the Maithi branch of the bank in Gaighat police station area of the district, they said, adding that the accused fled in two motorcycles.

A security guard of the bank was shot at when he resisted the loot bid, and a bank staff was hit with a pistol butt as he refused to hand over the cash from the counter, Senior Superintendent of Police Jayant Kant said.

Both the injured have been admitted to the Sri Krishna Medical College and Hospital (SKMCH) in Muzaffarpur, he said.

The men are yet to identified and raids are on to nab them, the officer added.

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First Published: Fri, March 20 2020. 18:12 IST