Miscreants open fire at Pipli block chairman

Pipli/Bhubaneswar: Pipli block chairman Yudhisthir Swain has been admitted to a local private hospital here following a firing attack by miscreants last night. Condition of Swain is stable, hospital sources said.

According to sources, around 9:45pm when Swain was discussing with some locals at a nearby shop in front of the Pipli BJD office, some bike-borne assailants opened fire at Swain and fled. Some locals however managed to nab one Santu of Jatni and handed over to the police. Swain was shifted to Capital hospital and later to a private hospital.

Cause of the attack is however yet to be ascertained.