Reported by Malay Ray
Sundargarh, Jul 21:
Barely 24 hours of the murder of a trader of Nuagaon block in Odisha’s Sundargarh district, a youth of Bastipada village in Bargaon block of the district was shot dead by some unidentified persons late on Monday night.
Following information, Barsuan police and a scientific team today went to the spot this morning for an on-the-spot investigation.
Sources said the deceased, identified as Sanjay Das (32) stays with his wife, two children and his father at his Bastipada house.
On Monday night, Pintu and his family members had gone to the bed after the dinner. At about 12.30 AM, Pintu came out of his house to attend the Nature’s call when some persons hiding near his house fired at him point blank. Pintu, who sustained bullet injuries on his left chest, died on the spot.
By the time the family members rushed to the spot after hearing the sound, the culprits had fled the area under the cover of darkness.
Talking to OST, Rajgangpur SDPO SK Panigrahi said Pintu had some criminal records in Bargaon and Jharsuguda police station.
“We suspect the murder could be a fallout of Pintu’s rivalry with some youths. Police are on the lookout for the culprits,” he added.