Man, son shot at over ‘political rivalry’ in Odisha’s Jeypore

Koraput:  In a suspected case of political rivalry, a man and his son were seriously injured after some unidentified miscreants opened fire at them today in Odisha’s Koraput district.

The incident took place at Rajnagar Chhak in Jeypore, the district headquarters of Koraput.

According to reports, a group of miscreants intercepted Narendranath Nayak and his son Santosh Nayak and fired at them leaving the duo critically injured. The father-son sustained injuries in their legs and abdomen areas.

First, the two were rushed to a hospital in Jeypore and later shifted to the district headquarters hospital after their condition deteriorated.

Though the exact reason behind the attack is yet to be known, the locals suspected that the firing could be a fallout of political rivalry. A youth leader’s role behind the firing is widely suspected by the locals.

On being informed, police rushed to the spot and seized two empty cartridges from the spot.

Meanwhile, the police have launched a manhunt to nab the attackers and further investigations are on.


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