Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Sambalpur, Nov 16:

In a shocking incident, a person was shot dead by his younger step brother over a petty issue at Kutasingha village under Naktideula police limits in Odisha’s Sambalpur district today.


The deceased was identified as Birabar Munda.

According to reports, Birabar and his younger brother Dhira Munda had a heated exchange of words after a calf of the former grazed paddy from the backyard of Dhira’s house.

The incident turned fatal when Dhira lost his cool and fired at Birabar with a country-made gun. Birabar died on the spot, sources said.

Dhira went absconding after committing the crime. On being informed, Naktideula police reached the spot and seized the body. The gun was also seized by police.

Dhira reportedly didn’t possess the license of the gun. Efforts were on to nab the accused.