Samastipur: Unidentified miscreants on Thursday shot dead the guard of a cash van and looted Rs 52 lakh from the vehicle in Bihar’s Samastipur. Later, the culprits fled the spot. Also Read - Bihar Hospital Declares Alive COVID Patient Dead, Hands Over Another Person's Body To Kin

In an earlier incident on August 14, unidentified men looted Rs 14.50 lakh from the staff of a finance company in Bihar’s East Champaran district. Three staff of a Bharat Finance Company Pvt Ltd were going to deposit money in a bank when the bike borne miscreants looted Rs 14.50 lakh at gunpoint from them near Chandmari chowk, Sadar Sub-Divisional Police Officer (SDPO) Murli Manohar Manjhi said. Also Read - COVID-19: Bihar to Test Those Coming by Trains From Maharashtra at Railway Stations, Says CM Nitish Kumar

The SDPO said that the staff of the finance company had claimed that Rs 14.50 lakh was looted from them at gunpoint. Also Read - Punjab Imposes Night Curfew Across State From 9 PM to 5 AM Till April 30, Bans Political Gatherings

On August 23, a group unidentified armed men looted Rs 38 lakh from the cash van of a bank in Punjab’s Amritsar. The incident took place at village Nangal Pannua where the robbers, who came on a car, intercepted the van at gun point.

They then threw chilly powder in the eyes of the driver and decamped with the cash.