Contractor shot dead in broad daylight in Odisha’s Keonjhar

Barbil/Keonjhar: In a shocking incident, a contractor was allegedly shot dead in broad daylight in Barbil town of Odisha’s Keonjhar district here today. The deceased was identified as Bhola Sinha, a well-known businessman in the area.

As per reports, Sinha was returning home from his brother’s place on his two-wheeler when miscreants opened fire at him in ward 6 of the municipality. Locals spotted his body lying in a pool of blood and informed the police who immediately reached the spot and rushed Sinha to Barbil community health centre. Doctors, however, declared him brought dead.

While the reason behind the firing is yet to be ascertained, police suspect past enmity could have led to the crime.

Official sources, meanwhile, informed that all major exit points have been sealed and security beefed up to track down the accused who are on the run. Further investigation is underway, they said.


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