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An assistant bank manager was killed and a cashier was injured, as they gave a brave fight to two armed men, who tried to rob the ICICI branch at Virar (East) on Thursday
The bank was half shuttered and just two women employees were inside the bank.
The bank was half shuttered and just two women employees were inside the bank.
Updated on Jul 30, 2021 12:22 AM IST
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ByRam Parmar, Palghar

An assistant bank manager was killed and a cashier was injured, as they gave a brave fight to two armed men, who tried to rob the ICICI branch at Virar (East) on Thursday.

According to Virar police, the incident took place at 8.45pm, when the bank was half shuttered, with just the two women – Yogita Vartak-Chowdhary, the assistant manager, and cashier Shraddha Devrukh – inside.

“The accused entered the bank, headed straight to the locker and threatened the women with knives to open the safe. When they protested, the accused slashed them on the neck, chest and shoulder with razors. They escaped with two bags containing gold and cash,” said senior inspector Suresh Warade.

Local residents chased the duo and caught one of them, Anil Dubey, who was an ex-employee of the bank and worked for 15 years, and now he is manager of Axis Bank,Naigaon branch. The other accused is absconding.

At the time of going to press, the police were in the process of filing a first information report (FIR). Vartak-Chowdhary died on the spot, while Devrukh is undergoing treatment at Sanjeevani Hospital. “We will check the CCTV footage of the bank and vicinity,” said Warade.

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