Bhubaneswar: In another incident of deteriorating law and order, miscreants opened fire at a youth at Shantinagar under the Ainthapali police limits in Sambalpur city early this morning.
The inured, identified as Mantu Podha, has received bullet injuries in his right leg and is undergoing treatment at the District Headquarters Hospital (DHH), Sambalpur.
According to reports, some miscreants came on a bike and opened fire at Mantu, who was standing on the road. The miscreants fled from the spot.
Though exact reason behind the incident was yet to be known, it is suspected that the incident was an outcome of the past rivalry. Police have detained a person and are interrogating him in connection with the incident.