Odisha Sun Times Crime Bureau
Kendrapada, Feb 12:
Panic gripped Kalapada village after a supervisor was shot at by six unidentified miscreants today.
According to reports, Ajit Sahu, a contractor was assigned with repair work of the ring embankment at Kalapada village. Recently, some miscreants had demanded extortion money from him, but he had refused to pay up.
The supervisor of the contractor and junior engineer Durga Prasad Mohapatra had gone to the work site to oversee the project work around noon today when six miscreants arrived at the spot on two bikes and opened three rounds of fire at them.
While Mohapatra managed to escape, one of the bullets hit the thigh of the supervisor.
He was rushed to the Kendrapara district headquarters hospital from where he was shifted to SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack after his condition turned critical.
Kendrapara police has launched a manhunt to nab the criminals.