Youth killed in firing in Choudwar over land dispute

Cuttack: A youth died after being shot at by miscreants at Kamkad village near Choudwar in Cuttack yesterday night. The deceased has been identified as Babu Singh, who was reportedly shot on his head by 3 miscreants yesterday.

According to sources, Babu was intercepted by the miscreants at Kamanga bridge yesterday. The miscreants attacked the Babu with sharp weapons and later shot him on his head, sources added.

Babu was later taken to the hospital where he was declared dead on arrival by the inspecting doctor, sources said.

“Around 2-3 persons attacked him while he was on his way to the bridge. He doesn’t have enmity with anyone. I don’t know why they attacked him,” said Lalmohan Singh, a relative of the deceased.

Cuttack DCP, Akhileshwar Singh said “Babu Singh was shot by his own nephew over some land dispute. The deceased was shot while he was fishing. The police shifted him to the hospital, however, he succumbed to his injuries midway. Efforts are on to nab the accused who are absconding.”