Jagatsinghpur: A man was killed and two of his family members critically injured after miscreants opened fire at them while attempting to commit a dacoity at Sindhal village under Tirtol police limits in Jagatsinghpur district last night.
The deceased was identified as Antaryami Khuntia.
Locals said some unidentified persons barged into their house and tried to loot valuables. When Antaryami, his brother and nephew resisted the miscreants, the latter opened fire at them. All of them were rushed to the SCB Medical College and Hospital, Cuttack, where Antaryami succumbed to his injuries.
Condition of his younger brother and nephew, who had sustained bullet injuries on their legs, is stated to be critical.
Meanwhile, the Tirtol police have reached the spot with a scientific team and started investigation.