Sambalpur: Police today busted a gang for cheating women on the pretext of cleaning their gold ornaments in the town.
Police have arrested four persons of the gang hailing from Bihar. Police have also seized gold ornaments weighing 35 grams from the possession of the accused.
Police said that the gang used to target women staying alone in the absence of any other male members. “They used to trick the women on the pretext of cleaning their gold ornaments and later replace the genuine ornaments with duplicate ones,” said a police official.
Police said that the gang is involved in around seven similar cases in the town in the last two months. “We are further investigating to verify their antecedents,” added the police official.