Chandipur, Mar 15: A trawler boat owner was shot dead by some miscreants near Naupalagadi under Chandipur police limits in Balasore district today.
The deceased has been identified as Bijay Pradhan, the owner of Bhaba Tarini trawler.
According to the locals, five miscreants on two motorcycles approached Bijay and attacked him with sharp-edged weapons. After he got injured they fired 4-5 rounds of bullets at him following which he succumbed to the injuries at the spot.
Later, the police reached the spot and initiated a probe into the matter.
The reason behind the attack is yet to be ascertained, but the locals suspect past enmity behind the crime.