Saintala, May 22: A para forest guard was shot dead by some unidentified miscreants in Saintala forest range in Balangir district on Friday night.
The deceased has been identified as Jogeswar Budhek (19). He was working as a para forest guard.
Sources said, forest officials and para forest guard Jugeshwar Budek was on a night patrol in the forest when some miscreants suddenly opened fire at them killing Jogeswar on the spot.
Being informed, the forest officials reached the spot and overpowered one of the miscreants.
Investigation is on.