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ASEB employee killed, cash Rs. 2.6 lakh looted at Nagaon.

Nagaon: Unidentified gunmen killed an Assam State Electricity Board employee at Nagaon on Thursday and flew away with cash amounting to Rupees 2.6 lakhs. This amount was the cash collection of the day at Nagaon Electrical Division-1, which is the only revenue collection branch for the entire district from consumers against their monthly bill.

This happened when two staff members of the office and a security man were boarding a vehicle with the cash in a bag to deposit in the Bank at 2.45 PM. Two armed youths who were loitering there for some time came close to the vehicle and tried to snatch the bag. When challenged they fired at the driver, and one of the ASEB employees, Guna Das. Das was hit by two bullets on the head and chest and died on the spot. The security man tried to prevent them by firing from his 303 rifle, but failed, as his rifle got jammed. The robbers then picked up the bag and flew away riding a motorcycle which had been parked there earlier. Later police recovered a 9 MM pistol and few rounds of fired and live cartridge from the site. Police have started an extensive search operation to nab the culprits, but no success has been reported till now.
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