Bus owner shot by miscreants in city, hospitalised

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Bhubaneswar: A private bus owner sustained critical bullet injuries after a group of unidentified miscreants opened fire at him at Baramunda Bus Stand here late Sunday night.

The victim has been identified as Pritam Jena Mani, leaseholder of Khandagiri Bari tourist bus stand and owner of ‘Sampark’ bus.

Pritam sustained bullet injuries on his right shoulder and belly and was admitted to a private hospital here in a critical condition.

According to sources, at least four persons arrived at the bus terminus on a Mahindra Bolero car and opened fire at Pritam before speeding away.

While the actual cause behind the attack is yet to be ascertained, it is suspected that Pritam was targeted over tender related dispute.

Khandagiri Police has launched a probe into the incident.

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