Angul: A youth sustained critical bullet injuries after he was shot at by miscreants near Santhapara village under Talcher police limits in Anugul district last night.
The injured youth has been identified as Balaram Sahoo of Ambapalasa village under Parajanga police limits in the district.
According to sources, Balaram along with his two brothers was headed to his uncle’s house in Nuagaon when miscreants opened fire on them near Santapara village and fled the spot.
Balaram sustained bullet shots on his chest while his brothers had a narrow escape, said a source.
Balaram was initially admitted to the district headquarters hospital and later shifted to SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack as his health condition deteriorated.
Police suspects the attack to be a fall out of business rivalry and have launched a probe into the matter.