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Jewellery shop owner, staff killed

Press Trust of India  |  Jajpur (Odisha) 

Unidentified persons attacked and killed a jewellery shop owner and one of his staff in area in Odisha's district, police said.

The crime was committed in a bid to loot jewellery and cash they were carrying, they said.

The deceased have been identified as Khageshwar (51), the owner of Tarini Jewellers and his staff Chaitanya (45).

Both and Sahu were returning home yesterday night after closing the jewellery shop when the incident took place, police said.

The miscreants followed them and attacked them with sharp weapons before fleeing with the loot, they said.

The two were rushed to the District Headquarters Hospital where doctors declared them brought dead.

An investigation into the matter is underway.

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First Published: Sat, February 10 2018. 22:30 IST