Masked men shoot bank cashier, loot Rs 10 lakh

Masked men shoot bank cashier, loot Rs 10 lakh

Four masked men shot dead a bank cashier in full public view in Chhattisgarh on Wednesday and fled with his bag containing Rs.10 lakh, police said.

The incident took place in Gorela-Pendra area in Bilaspur district, when Rajendra Prasad Mishra, cashier of a rural bank, came out of a local State Bank of India branch with the bag to pay his rural bank customers.

“The four masked men were waiting for the cashier and when Mishra came out from the SBI branch with money, they fired several bullets at him from close range,” police said.

The cashier died on the spot, he said. The robbers fled with the bag containing the cash and were believed to have sneaked into Madhya Pradesh territory, a few kilometres away.

The Chhattisgarh Police have sought help of the Madhya Pradesh Police to track the robbers down. No arrest was made till late evening.