Malgodown trader shot dead over monetary dispute

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Cuttack: A businessman was allegedly shot dead over suspected money dispute at Kothasahi area of Pithapur under Purighat police limits in Cuttack on Sunday.

The deceased was identified as Dilip Sahu (35), a resident of Bhagatpur area.

According to sources, Sahu, who owned a turmeric godown in Malgodown had lent money to a person in Kothasahi. Today when he came recover the money a scuffle ensued between the duo. Later, the accused, whose identity was not immediately ascertained, opened fire at Sahu, killing him on the spot.

The police visited the spot and launched a probe into the matter. Efforts are on to nab the accused who was absconding, the police said.

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