Man shot dead in Odisha’s Puri during Diwali celebration

Puri: A man was allegedly shot dead by unidentified miscreants while his friend sustained injuries during Diwali celebration at Thentapur village under Chandanpur police limits in Odisha’s Puri district, last night.

The deceased was identified as Shankar Behera. His friend Nilu Baral was injured in the firing and has been hospitalised.

According to reports, the two friends were bursting crackers at around 11 PM on the occasion of Diwali, when two miscreants arrived at the spot on a motorcycle.

They opened fire at Shankar and Nilu. While Nilu sustained bullet injuries in his leg, Shankar was shot dead at the spot. The bullets penetrated the deceased’s belly and head.

Police have recovered the body and started an investigation into the incident.

Though the reason behind the firing was yet to be ascertained, it is being suspected that the extreme act was a fallout of past enmity.

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