Jajpur: Three persons including a woman were injured in firing by an Army jawan over a land dispute at Bharatpur village under Jenapur police limits in Jajpur today.
The injured, identified as Sujata Pradhan, sons Bibek Pradhan and Ranjan Pradhan were rushed to the Dharmasala hospital and later shifted to the SCB Medical College and Hospital for treatment.
The incident occurred when jawan Maheswar Das waylaid Khirod Pradhan, who was on his way to his farmland and started abusing him using filthy language.
Hearing the ruckus, Khirod's wife Sujata and sons Bibek and Ranjan came out of their house. Seeing the trio at the spot, the jawan got furious and fired shots at them from his airgun.
Sujata who sustained injuries on her head, said, "Before we could figure out anything, Maheswar fired from his airgun."
Later, police reached the spot and arrested jawan Maheswar before seizing his firearm.
Meanwhile, doctor Manas Ranjan Swain said, "The trio have been referred to SCB hospital for better treatment."