Doctor shot at by miscreants in Khurda

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Khurda: A paediatrician sustained grievous bullet injuries and a medicine shop owner was critically injured after being shot at by two miscreants inside a health clinic in Khurda on Sunday evening.

The injured doctor, identified as Manas Das, was working at a clinic run here which is being run by Krushnachandra Sahu.

According to sources, the incident took place this evening when Das was examining patients at the clinic. Suddenly, two masked miscreants entered the clinic and took up an argument with the doctor. In the meanwhile, the miscreants opened two rounds of the bullet on him and also attacked the shop owner before fleeing from the spot.

After hearing the gunshots, some locals rushed to the spot and found the doctor and the shop owner lying in a pool of blood. They immediately rushed the duo to Khurdha DHH. Later, they were shifted to a hospital in Bhubaneswar as their health condition deteriorated. The health condition of the injured doctor is stated to be critical.

Reportedly, Khurda SP Ajay Pratap Swain along with other officials have launched a manhunt to nab the miscreants who are on the run, sources said.

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