Trader shot at in Odisha’s Steel City

Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Rourkela, Oct 21:

An unidentified miscreant today shot at a city-based trader in busy area here in Odisha’s Rourkela this evening.

The 28-year-old youth identified as Asish Agrawal sustained a bullet injury on his back after an assailant shot at him following an altercation.

Agarwal – a resident of Kacheri Road here – was moving towards Main Market when an unidentified man waylaid him and the duo entered into a heated argument. Following this, the man pulled out a gun and fired at the iron trader. Though the bullet missed him narrowly, he ran to save his life. In the meantime, the attacker fired another bullet which hit him on his back.

A profusely bleeding Agarwal fell down near a mall after which police rescued him and admitted to IGH.

SP Anirudh Singh, DSP PK Panigrahi and other officials have begun investigation into the matter.

The investigators suspect involvement of a person known to the victim.

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