India Diaspora
Indian American looted by criminals in Bihar
Feb 10, 2007 - 10:25:14 PM

Patna, Feb 10 - A US-based non-resident Indian - doctor tasted the bitter reality of lawlessness in this Bihar capital Saturday afternoon when armed criminals looted cash worth Rs.200,000 from him, police sources said.

Baleshwar Prasad, in his early 50s, was robbed near the gate of Maurya Lok complex, a posh market in heart of the city.

Interestingly, the police station is hardly a dozen yards from the market.

According to police, motorcycle-borne criminals stopped Prasad while he was coming from a bank and looted the cash at gunpoint.

Though Prasad has lodged a police complaint no arrest was made till late Saturday.

The NRI doctor arrived here last month to attend the Jan 19-21 global meet for a resurgent Bihar, police said.

At least 500 experts, including over 70 NRIs, economists, technocrats and investors from around the world attended the meet that was inaugurated by President A.P.J Abdul Kalam.

Prasad's incident shows that crime continues in Bihar despite the government claims that law and order have been improved in the state.

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