Bhubaneswar, March 15 (LocalWire): A woman, who was out on a morning walk near her home in Sailashree Vihar in the state capital on Friday, became an easy target of five motorcycle-borne jewelry thieves, police said.
When the woman raised an alarm, local residents had come to her rescue, but robbers attacked them with sharp-edged weapons and seriously wounded them, cops said.
Victim Gayatri Muduli said the attackers took away her chain, earrings and bangles. She said that when her husband came to her rescue, they also attacked him.
The robbers also pelted stones at people who tried to stop them.
One of the neighbors, identified as Bibhu Das, was seriously injured in stone pelting.
They then threatened the residents of dire consequences before fleeing the spot.
Police, meanwhile, have started a manhunt to nab the robbers.