Two gunned down

Rourkela: Two persons were shot dead by gun-wielding youths near a roadside eatery in Railway Colony area of the steel city here, police said today.

The two victims, in their twenties, were chatting with a friend in front of a dhaba on Wednesday night when four youths on two bikes arrived at the spot and fired at them.

One of them died on the spot, while another succumbed to his injuries on way to hospital. The third escaped from the scene even as the assailants sped away immediately afterwards, the police said.

Deputy superintendent of police, GRP, Pratap Swain said personal enemity was suspected to be the reason behind the killing. The assailants had been identified and special squads have been formed to nab them, he added.