Rs 7 lakh looted

Itahari, March 19:

An armed gang of three persons today looted Rs 750,000 from the Itahari branch office of Himal Remittance at Pashupati Road.

The trio came on motorcycles, took four employees of the company under control and decamped with the money, the police said.

Shanta Basnet, an employee of the company said two men entered the remittance office on the pretext of withdrawing money and the third one stood guard outside and locked up the employees from inside before fleeing towards the south.

The police reached the incident site some half an hour later, employees of the company said.

Search is on for the bandits, SI Rewat Adhikari said.