Kendrapara: Two criminals shot dead a youth to free one of their associates detained by the locals at Kandira village under Rajanagar police limits here in the district this morning.
The deceased was identified as Kishore Sethi (35), the resident of Kandira village. He became the victim of the shoot out by the antisocials.
The suspect detained by the locals identified as Pabitra Swain of Jarimula village in Kendrapara district. He was handed over to the police.
According to reports, Swain was among three armed miscreants spotted roaming in the village in the past few days. Noticing their suspicious activities, the villagers tried to detain the suspects. While two managed to flee, Swain was caught by the locals. Later, they informed the police about it.
Before the police reach the spot, two suspects returned to the village on a bike and opened fire on the locals gathered around the detained youth to free him. During the firing, Sethi sustained bullet injury on his chest following which he died on the spot.
Later, the Rajanagar police reached the village and arrested the youth detained by the locals. They seized two guns and a bullet from his possession.