Paediatrician among two injured in firing in Odisha’s Khurda

Khurda: A Paediatrician was injured critically after being shot at by two masked miscreants in Khurda town this evening. As per reports, the doctor, Manas Das was attending patients at his clinic near a medicine shop in the town.

Two miscreants wearing masks reached the spot on a motorcycle. They parked the two-wheeler outside the medicine shop and entered the clinic. Before anyone could comprehend what was happening, the miscreants pulled out a gun and fired shots at the doctor.

Hearing screams and firing sound when the medicine shop owner entered the clinic, the attackers also fired at him following which he sustained grievous injuries. Subsequently the attackers fled the spot on their motorcycle.

The two injured were admitted to the Khurda District Headquarter Hospital and later shifted to a hospital in Bhubaneswar.

After receiving information, Khurda SP Ajay Pratap Swain visited the spot. Police have initiated a probe into the incident after examining the CCTV footage.

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