Puri: A youth sustained critical injuries in a firing near Gundicha Temple under Kumbharapada police limits in Odisha’s Puri town today.
According to reports, three miscreants opened fire at Sanjay Behera (27) alias Para near the temple this morning. He sustained bullet injuries on his ear and shoulder.
Behera was admitted to the Puri district headquarters hospital in a critical condition and later shifted to AIIMS, Bhubaneswar as his condition deteriorated.
Though the reason behind the attack is yet to be ascertained, police suspect that the incident was a fall out of gang war as around 20 cases including those of murder and extortion are pending against Behera. Investigation into the matter is underway.