Firing in Puri leaves one dead, another youth stabbed by miscreants near Mausi Maa Temple

Puri: Panic gripped the Pilgrim City of Puri as two unidentified miscreants shot dead a man near the Emar Mutt this evening. The deceased person has been identified as Shivaram Patra of Taluchha Sahi.

Sources said that two unidentified miscreants fired two rounds of bullets at Patra from a very close range and fled the spot before anyone could identify them. Patra died on the spot following the shootout.

While speaking about the crime, Puri SP said that the incident is the fallout of past enmity. Police have seized the gun used in the crime and detained a person for interrogation, he added. Further investigation is underway.

In a related incident, another youth named Suryanarayan Tripathy was stabbed by miscreants near Mausi Maa Temple of the town this evening. He has been shifted to SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack in a serious condition.

Police have started an investigation into the incident.

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