Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Cuttack, Jun 13:

A home guard was shot dead by unidentified miscreants at Paschimakachha village in Jagatpur area of Odisha’s Cuttack district. The deceased was identified as Kirti Ranjan Masanta, home guard posted at Jagatpur police station.


According to sources, the body bearing multiple injury marks was spotted by villagers at Satabdi river bed today morning.

On being informed, police reached the spot and started investigation. A pistol has been seized from the spot. The reason behind the killing is yet to be ascertained.

“We were searching for Kirti as he didn’t return home last night. I heard that a dead body has been spotted at the river bed. I rushed to the spot and found my brother lying dead,” said younger brother of the deceased.

“We are investigating into the incident from all angles. Reason behind the killing can only be ascertained after a thorough probe and postmortem,” said Trinath Mishra, Cuttack ACP.