Bhubaneswar: The death toll in the Cuttack Niscintakoili firing incident rose to two as another person, identified as Nityananda Mallick, succumbed to injuries while undergoing treatment at the SCB Medical College and Hospital this morning.
It may be noted that one person, Abu Bakkar, had been killed and three, including Nityananda, were injured as miscreants fired at them at a melody night programme held at Nischintakoili Katikata chhak in Cuttack district last night.
The two other injured persons are now undergoing treatment at the SCB MCH.
Reports said tension has gripped the area as locals have now blocked the road at Asureswar chhak, demanding early arrest of the culprits and adequate compensation to family members of the deceased persons.
While the exact reason behind the incident was yet to be known, police have started investigation into the matter, added reports.