Youth shot at, hospitalised

Brajarajnagar: Panic gripped Rampur area near Brajarajnagar in Odisha’s Jharsuguda district after a youth was shot at by two miscreants around noon on Wednesday.

Reports said two youths arrived at Biharipada in Rampur block at about 12 PM and called up Abinash Paswan from his house. As soon as Abinash came out of his house, the two youths opened fire at him. As Abinash tried to run away from the spot, two bullets hit his leg. The miscreants fled the area immediately after firing at Abinash.

Hearing the gunshot, locals rushed to the spot and admitted Abinash to a hospital at Mandalia from where he was shifted to VSS Medical College and Hospital at Burla after his condition became critical.

Meanwhile, Brajarajnagar police has started investigation into the incident and is on the look out for the miscreants.