Bhubaneswar: In another incident of deteriorating law and order, a youth sustained critical injuries as he was shot at by some miscreants near the Shrigundicha Temple in pilgrim town of Puri this morning.
The injured, identified as Sanjay Behera, has been admitted to the Puri District Headquarters Hospital in a critical condition.
According to reports, three miscreants came on a bike and opened three rounds of fire at Sanjay, who was taking tea at a tea stall in front of the Shrigundicha Temple at around 8.30 am this morning.
It is suspected that the incident was an outcome of past rivalry. Police have started investigation.
Meanwhile, locals have expressed strong resentment over the deteriorating law and order situation in the town. As many three suspected murder incidents were reported in the town during the last 15 days.