Nuapada, May 21: In a shocking incident, some miscreants allegedly opened fire at a man and his son following a heated argument over a minor accident in Sinapali Tehsil of Nuapada district today.
The victims have been identified as Saroj Meher and Naba Ranjan.
According to sources, Saroj and Naba were coming on a bike when the two-wheeler slightly hit a car at Rabana Chhak in Sinapalli.
Thereafter, a verbal duel broke out between Saroj, Naba, and the car riders which later took a violent turn after an occupant of the car opened fire at the father-son duo. As a result, both of them sustained bullet injuries in their legs. Later the accused persons fled from the spot.
The injured were rescued and rushed to a nearby hospital for medical aid. They were later shifted to Khariar Mission Hospital after their health condition deteriorated.
On learning about the incident, police arrived at the spot and launched a probe into the matter to nab the culprits involved.
Police later arrested the accused identified as Raja Panigrahi. Polce have also seized the car, one pistol and four rounds of live ammunition from the accused.