Businessman shot dead in Cuttack

Cuttack: A youth was shot dead in broad daylight in Pithapur Kothasahi area under Purighat police limits in Cuttack today. The deceased has been identified as Dilip Sahoo.

Though the exact reason behind firing is still unclear, it is suspected that Sahoo was killed over some ‘monetary matters’.

Sources said one Ajit Jena allegedly fired two rounds at Dilip after he approached the former to return his money.

Following the incident, senior officials of Commissionerate police including DCP Akhileswar Singh reached the spot and have started an investigation into the incident.

“At about 3.30 pm, the deceased had approached the accused Ajit Jena who had taken some money from him. Irate over this, Ajit fired at Dilip and fled the spot,” said Singh.

Singh further informed that the accused Ajit doesn’t have any criminal antecedents. But he has taken lot of money from different people in the city.

“Though the exact reason behind the firing is still unclear, prima facie it appears that it could be the fall out of some dispute over money lending matters. The accused is now absconding and our investigation is on,” Singh added.