Man shot dead during loot bid in Bargarh

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Bargarh: A man was allegedly shot dead by unidentified burglars during a robbery bid in Jarmuda village under Bargarh Town police limits.

The deceased was identified as Basant Pradhan of Baragaon village in Sambalpur district.

According to sources, unidentified robbers broke into Pradhan’s house while he was sleeping. The burglars shot Pradhan before fleeing from the spot.

While Pradhan was immediately rushed to VSS Medical College and Hospital in Burla, he was declared dead by the doctors.

On being informed, police reached the spot and sent the body for post mortem. Police have initiated an investigation into the matter.

On the other hand, miscreants opened fire at former councilor, Gudu Gupta, in Kalinagar area under Orient Police Station in Brajarajnagar of Jharsuguda district. Gupta has been admitted to Jharsuguda Hospital after being struck by two bullets on his abdomen.

While police have registered a case regarding the incident, the reason behind the attack is unknown, sources said.

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