Kendrapara: A youth was shot at by unidentified miscreants near Fire Station Square in Kendrapara town here on Thursday.
The victim has been identified as Debasish Sahoo (27), an employee of Gupta Power Infrastructure Pvt Ltd.
According to reports, the incident took place when the youth was standing at a construction site of his company and supervising the ongoing work.
A bike-borne miscreant reached the site and opened fire at Sahoo.
Sahoo was rushed to Kendrapara District Headquarters Hospital (DHH) and his condition is stated to be critical.
Being informed about the incident, Kendrapara Town police reached the DHH and launched an investigation into the case.
Though the exact cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained, it is suspected to be a case of extortion.