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Rs. 15 lakh looted by spraying chilly powder into the face of a train passenger

Kasargod: A gang of three made away with a bag containing cash worth Rs. 15 lakhs from a person after spraying chilly power into his face in a train here on Tuesday May 26.

Jayateertha (56), a resident of Bantwal is the person who was targeted by the robbers. He works in a plastic factory in Mangaluru as a salesman.

It is reported that Jayateertha had visited Kannur on Tuesday to collect money from the merchants. After collecting money he kept the amount in his bag, and boarded Kannur-Yashwantpur Express train's general compartment to return to Mangaluru.

Three robbers entered the compartment and sprayed chilly powder into his face and within a fraction of a second they vanished with the bag containing the cash. A co-passenger saw that the robbers were running away with the bag, and alerted the railway police. By the time policemen reacted, the robbers had run away.

Kannur railway police have registered a case.

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