Aurangabad: The manager of a liquor shop was allegedly robbed of Rs 4 lakh and stabbed by the accused.The victim was being accompanied by an acquaintance. The incident took place at the Sillod-bharadi road.
According to the report, the victims were identified as Bheekan Devba Jadhav and Laxman Punjaji More. Jadhav passed away on the spot while More was rushed to the hospital immediately after the incident. Following the incident, the locals staged protests in Sillod.
The locals protested outside the police station and then went to Ambedkar Chowk. The Jalgaon highway witnessed stagnant traffic. The police officials had to reach the area to ensure the protesters of timely arrest of the accused.
A police officer told Times of India, that Jadhav tried to resist the accused after which they attacked him with sharp objects. When Jadhav fell on the ground, the accused allegedly attacked More and escaped with the bag of cash. The police suspected that the information about the cash was given to the accused by an insider. A police official stated that the police in the area is on alert. The accused are yet to be arrested.
As per report, the police attributed the repeated cases of robbery and other crimes to the drought in the area.