IMPHAL: Miscreants on Friday looted around Rs 1.15 crore after shooting dead a bank staff in Manipur’s Churachandpur district. The deceased employee of the State of Bank of India (SBI), Churachandpur town branch, was identified as Arambam Ranjan, (28), son of A Kumar of Zoveng Khuga Tampak village. He succumbed to bullet injuries on the way to a hospital in Imphal where he was referred to from the district hospital, Churachandpur after his condition became critical. He had two bullet injury marks on his abdomen.
Official reports said that some miscreants armed with small guns shot the bank employee when he came out of the SBI branch located in the heart of the crowded Churachandpur town, around 10.30 am. He reportedly came out of the bank with money amounting to Rs 1.15 crore meant for replenishing SBI ATM booths in the town. The bank assigned him as cash custodian of the bank.
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Reports said that the miscreants shot the bank employee when he was about to enter his vehicle with the cash. His vehicle was parked only around 250 meters away from the bank branch.
After shooting him, the miscreants fled with the money in a motorcycle from the scene. Soon after the incident, police from the district headquarters rushed to the spot and after taking on-spot stock of the situation, registered a case against the unknown miscreants.
Police have also reportedly picked up three staff members of the bank who worked in the same section with the deceased staff for questioning.