Bihar’s Gopalgunj district witnessed a brazen act of crime as a group of criminals fearlessly carried out a heist, targeting both a finance company and Oriental Insurance Bank. More than half a dozen assailants, clad in masks and helmets, stormed into the establishments, unleashing a wave of violence. In the course of resisting the robbery, an employee was tragically shot and has been rushed to the hospital for treatment.
The incident unfolded around 10 AM near Banjari Mor in the heart of the city. The criminals, armed and equipped with helmets, entered the building housing both companies on the third floor. Despite the offices being in the initial stages of operation for the day, the criminals fired their weapons and gained entry into the bank. Intimidating the employees at gunpoint, they demanded access to the cash-laden strong room. The staff from both institutions were held captive during the heist. Amidst the chaos, when Shriram Finance employee Bablu Kumar resisted the robbery, he was shot in the leg, heightening the panic among other employees.
In a swift response, the local Sub-Divisional Police Officer (SDPO) Pranjal led a police team to the scene, initiating a thorough investigation.
Meanwhile, the criminals managed to escape, leaving behind a trail of terror. The Oriental Insurance Bank employee revealed that all the employees, including the manager, were confined in the bathroom during the robbery. The criminals looted cash and valuables from the captive employees. As sirens blared, the criminals fled the scene, prompting the police to launch a prompt investigation. The police have intensified efforts to track down the culprits involved in the daring daylight heist.
In response to the incident, the District’s Superintendent of Police, Swarn Prabhat, has established a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to expedite the apprehension of the criminals. The SP is confident in the swift arrest of the culprits, and the police, under the leadership of SDPO Pranjal, are conducting a meticulous investigation. It’s worth noting that the criminals not only looted the bank but also took away several CCTV recordings to evade identification.