Bhubaneswar, Feb 11: Police are yet to recover the pistol which accidentally went off and injuring a student of National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) in the state capital on Monday.
Police on Monday have arrested Asish Nayak, the male friend of the victim Sonali Das. Nayak has later handed over the pistol to one of his friends identified as Rakesh who subsequently dumped the fireman in a nullah near Raghunathpur.
Police today took Rakesh to the spot where he dumped the pistol and conducted a search operation, Police, however, yet to recover the firearm.
Police said that Nayak was having a conversation with the victim in her rented accommodation when the pistol accidentally went off. The victim has sustained bullet injuries on her thighs. Nayak has later claimed that two miscreants had opened fire at her while both of them having a conversation in an isolated place in Patia area.