Teacher shot at

Berhampur: A primary school teacher in Ganjam district was seriously injured when miscreants fired at him near Sorada, about 80 km from here, police said today. Pabitra Kumar Tripathy, a teacher in the Upper Primary School at Lunduriguda village, was shifted to MKCG Medical College and Hospital in a serious condition here after being shot at on Thursaday, they said.

At least three motorcycle borne armed miscreants fired at him while he along with another teacher of the same school was returning from the school on a motorcycle. "We have identified one of the accused persons who belongs to Suramani village, inspector in charge (Sorada) Niranajan Behera said. The miscreants had fled after committing the crime.