Man shot dead in Puri, locals block NH-316

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Puri: Vehicular movement was disrupted near Kanjia Chhak on Monday morning after locals blocked NH-316 following death of a person in the district.

According to sources, Purendra Behera of Nayagarh, who was staying at his in-law’s house, was working at a Dhaba in Kanjia Chhak. An argument had ensued between Purendra and some miscreants over some petty issue late last night at the Dhaba. The situation took an ugly turn after the miscreants opened fire on Purendra and fled the spot. However, the victim died on the spot.

On being informed, Satyabadi police reached the spot and launched a probe into the matter. The body was seized and sent to a local hospital for post-mortem.

After the matter came to light, irate locals blocked NH-316 following this movement of vehicles between Puri and Bhubaneswar was affected badly.

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