Bhubaneswar: In an unprecedented incident, a bullet was automatically fired at a villager while he was taking out a bunch of straw from a straw-pile at Purunapani village in Angul district this morning.
The victim, identified as Bikas Nayak, received bullet injuries in his knees. He has been admitted to the Angul district Headquarters Hospital in a critical condition.
Police have reached the spot and started investigation.
From the circumstantial evidence, it is learnt that someone had kept a pistol ready with the trigger on so that it can be automatically pressed and bullet can be fired as soon as a straw-bunch is lifted.