Two persons, including a police constable were killed in a shootout here with armed robbers in the early hours of Wednesday, a senior police officer said.
The robbers had attacked the house of Nand Kishore Agrawal, a leading jute trader, in Gola locality of the district. His servants raised an alarm after the watchman was stabbed, Superintendent of Police, Purnea, Vishal Sharma, who is holding the additional charge of Kishanganj, said.
Policemen patrolling the area reached the house of the businessman and engaged the robbers, in a gunbattle wherein a constable Birsa Oraon and one of the dacoits were killed, the SP said.
Four of the robbers have been caught and many crude bombs and country made weapons recovered from the spot, Sharma said.
As many as 10 accomplices of the robbers managed to flee and raids were being conducted to nab them, the SP said.
The injured watchman has been admitted to a hospital, he added.
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