Banki: 1 killed in bomb hurling, firing

Banki: One was killed as four miscreants hurled bombs and fired at the victim in Tulasipur bazaar of Cuttack district in Odisha during evening hours on Monday.

The deceased was identified as Chintamani Das (55) and having tea in a roadside stall around 6.30 in the evening, which is when he was attacked.

Eyewitnesses said four miscreants came in an autorickshaw to the market and started firing at Das and hurled two bombs. They also hurled another three bombs in the market to create panic.

But locals managed to nab two accused and handed them over to police. Two others managed to flee.

Meanwhile, Das was rushed to Banki hospital in a critical condition where doctors declared him brought dead.

As the news spread, tension ran high in the area and police have been deployed to maintain law and order.