Lakhimpur police on Friday arrested two persons-Rakesh Pegu and Meraj Ali- who were allegedly involved in a robbery that shook the district on Thursday morning.

Police also recovered Rs 3 lakh cash, gold ornaments, two motorcycles, instruments used in robbery, and 10 mobile phones with several SIM cards.

In a sensational incident of robbery on Thursday morning, one person was seriously injured in Chinataliya area of North Lakhimpur.

A gang of robbers broke into the residence of one Arun Dutta and looted Rs 9 lakh cash, jewellery, and other valuables.

The robbers also attacked Arun Dutta with sharp weapons injuring him severely.

Dutta was later rushed to the hospital where he was being treated.

Farhana Ahmed

Farhana Ahmed is Northeast Now Correspondent in North Lakhimpur. She can be reached at: farhana.ahmed777@gmail.com

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