Balasore: Unidentified miscreants allegedly looted Rs 7 lakh and gold ornaments worth Rs 12 lakh from a house after attacking an elderly woman at Juani under Bahanaga block of Odisha’s Balasore district, late last night.
According to reports, victim Shantilata Gupta was alone at her house as her son had gone to Balasore Railway Station to receive his wife.
Taking advantage of the situation, the looters scaled the boundary wall and barged into the house. As the woman opposed their act, they attacked her with sharp weapon and tied her.
The wrongdoers then decamped with the money and gold ornaments.
After the woman’s son and daughter-in-law reached home, they found her in an unconscious state in a pool of blood.
She was rushed to Gopalpur Hospital and later shifted to the District Headquarters Hospital as her condition deteriorated.
Police have started an investigation into the incident.