Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Puri, Mar 4:
At least one person was killed in a shootout at a marriage dinner party late on Thursday night at Uttarana Gouda Sahi under Chandanpur police limits in Odisha’s Puri district.
Police has detained three persons in this connection and is interrogating them.
The deceased youth has been identified as Trinath Nayak.
Another person identified as Abinash Senapati, suspected to have fired the shots was badly thrashed by the locals and has been admitted to a hospital.
The shootout is suspected to be fallout of an old rivalry, police sources said.
Ghana Nayak of Charinala had come with his son’s baarat for his marriage at Uttarana Gouda Sahi late on Thursday night.
For some reason there ensued a fight between some members of the baarat party and some people of the bride’s side. Four rounds were fired and one of the bullets hit one Trinath on his back.
Trinath who was rushed to the district headquarters hospital at Puri where he was declared brought dead by the doctors.