Kendrapara: A medicine dealer was shot dead by unidentified miscreants near Hatia in Marshaghai block of Kendrapara district on Wednesday.
The deceased has been identified as Gagan Sahu of Manikunda village in this district.
According to sources, Gagan was headed to Kendrapara from Manikunda this morning when two bike-borne miscreants opened fire on him and fled the spot.
Locals on spotting Gagan, rescued and admitted him to a nearby hospital where doctors declared him ‘brought dead’.
While the exact cause behind the incident is yet to be ascertained, police have initiated a probe into the incident. Meanwhile, a manhunt has been launched to nab the assailants.