Bhubaneswar: The Commissionerate Police on Thursday arrested one more person in connection with the Infocity accidental shooting case in which a girl student was injured on Monday.
The arrested accused has been identified as Pradeep Agasti. Earlier, police had arrested the victim’s male friend Ashish Nayak in connection with the incident.
As per reports, Agasti was also in the room when and where the incident happened. He has reportedly been arrested on the charges of helping the accused (Ashish Nayak) and trying to bury evidence.
Though Bhubaneswar DCP Anup Sahoo had termed it to be a case of accidental firing, the family members of the girl today alleged that it was a pre-planned attack.
It is alleged that Agasti had hired Ashish to kill the girl. “It was not a case of accidental firing, rather a pre-planned crime. They had planned to kill my niece,” alleged the girl's uncle.
"Both the accused had gone to my daughter's room to threaten her. One of the accused tried to threaten her with the gun but when she refused budge, the accused shot at my daughter's leg," said the father of the girl.
It is pertinent to mention here that one of the accused Ashish Nayak has criminal antecedents. He was earlier arrested in connection with a bombing case in Nayapalli.