Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Cuttack, Nov 12:
Panic gripped Odisha’s Cuttack city following the murder of a local businessman at Malgodown area in the city this afternoon.
According to reports, three bike-born youths arrived at Malgodown at Chhatra Bazar area in the afternoon and opened fire at Farooq Ahmed, a local Muslim trader from point blank range before fleeing the place.
Ahmed, who sustained multiple bullet injuries, was rushed to the SCB Medical College and Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
Following the incident, the commissionerate police has launched a massive manhunt to nab the assailants.
Preliminary investigation has revealed that the incident was a fallout of a ‘dada bati’ (extortion), police said.