Bhubaneswar: The Commissionerate of Police is still in the dark about the motive behind the firing on a shop manager near the Bomikhal Durga Mandap in the city on Thursday evening.
The accused continued to be at large even as the victim is undergoing treatment in a private hospital after he sustained bullet injuries. Notably, after the firing, the accused in a hurry left behind his gun, which was seized by the police.
“We will know the actual cause of the firing only after recording the victim’s statement. We are verifying all the angles about the incident. The accused and the victim belong to the same locality, and we will nab the accused soon,” said Bhubaneswar DCP Satyabrata Bhoi.