Sister shot dead by brother in Cuttack

Cuttack: A 19-year-old college student was shot dead here last night allegedly by her cousin over a property dispute. According to police, Sunita Prusty of Tarachandpatna in Peethapur locality was shot at allegedly by her cousin Sunil. The girl had received three gunshot injuries around 11 pm last night when she was attacked by Sunil and some of his friends.

Sunita succumbed to the injuries on her way to the hospital, the police said. We have registered a case and investigating into the matter. Sunil and his accomplices are absconding after the incident, a police officer said.

The police have also been unable to arrest the perpetrators of Saturday`s firing on a contractor, Sunday`s bomb blast in a shop and Monday`s attack on a cycle store proprietor. Police inaction has come in for sharp criticism from the opposition Congress, CPI-M and other political parties and the residents.

We have repeatedly urged the authorities to take concrete measures to improve the law and order situation in the city. But the situation is worsening day by day as the city police are appearing shaky in their approach, senior Congress leader and PCC general secretary Suresh Chandra Mohapatra said.