Unidentified miscreant opens fire at youth, past enmity suspected

Nayagarh: Tension ran high at Saranakula area in Nayagarh district after an unidentified miscreant opened fire at a youth on Thursday.

The injured youth has been identified as Jitendra Mohapatra.

According to sources, the incident took place when Jitendra was at a fast food centre and a person working at Saranakula temple opened fire at him.

Jitendra was rushed to the nearby hospital and later shifted to the district headquaters hospital after he sustained bullet injuries in his thighs.

Though the exact reason behind the firing is unknown, past enmity is suspected behind the attack.

Meanwhile, police has reached the spot and started investigating the matter. One platoon of police force was deployed to maintain law and order at the place.