Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Cuttack, Jan 1:

While entire world was anxiously waiting to welcome the New Year 2017, revelry turned fatal in Odisha’s Cuttack as three persons were injured in gun shots last night.


According to reports, residents of Samal Sahi in Gopalpur village under Cuttack Sadar police limits had organized a New Year party last night with a disciplinary oral order not to involve any outsider in the celebration.

However, a youth identified as Akash Samal alias Akanu of the clan reached at the venue about 10 pm with three outsiders to participate in the party, but was restricted by the organizers only being allowed himself barring the other three.

Akash insisted to allow his friends in the party despite strong denial of the residents following which tension erupted in the New Year night party.

He lost his cool and fired three rounds from a gun of one of his accompanying friends in which three persons including two women were critically injured and rushed to SCB Medical College and Hospital.

The injured have been identified as Rabindra Samal (40), Sarmila Samal (40) and Sarita Samal(19).

The condition of the trio is stated to be critical.