Watchman shot dead in Jagatsinghpur

Jagatsinghpur: A contractual watchman of Rural Development office in the district was gunned down by unidentified miscreants this morning.

The deceased has been identified as Somanath Das.

According to eyewitness, Somanath, who is a resident of Chatra area, came to office in the morning and found lying on the office premises by other official staffs with bullet injuries on his body.

Later he was rushed to the district headquarter hospital where doctor declared him dead on arrival.

However, the reason behind the shot out is yet to ascertain. Meanwhile, police have rushed to the spot and launched investigations.

The deceased’s body was found in front of the RD office gate. The death was caused due to shootout. Details will be known after investigation, said Aniruddha Rout, investigating officer.