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Rashmi Rekha Das

Puri Singhadwar police detained two more persons for interrogation in connection with the firing case in which a servitor was shot dead near the historic Emar Mutt in Puri on Tuesday.

Police had detained the main accused identified as Chandan Barik on Tuesday. So far, police have detained three persons in connection with the incident.

While police have launched an investigation to unravel the reason behind the firing, father of the accused has attributed the shootout to love affair. 

As per reports, the deceased identified as Shivaram Patra from Harachandi Taluchha Sahi in the pilgrim town was riding motorcycle towards Badadanda  Danda through Kakudi khai road when two bike-borne miscreants fired two rounds of bullets at him near Emar mutt, killing him on the spot.

Puri police have also detained three persons in connection with the stabbing case that took place last night. Past enmity is believed to be the main reason behind the attack. 

Surya Narayan Patra who sustained severe injuries in the attack was shifted to SCB Medical College and Hospital yesterday after his condition worsened. 

Puri SP Kanwar Vishal Singh said, “The prime accused was detained by our special team soon after the incident and weapon was also seized. As per primary investigation, it is learnt that Patra was killed over personal enmity related to family dispute. In the first case three persons have been detained. In the second case also, three persons have also been detained and forwarded to court. Both the cases will be solved soon.”

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