Banki: A man was shot dead by bike-borne assailants near Madhupalli road under Baidyapur police limits in Cuttack district last night.
The deceased has been identified as Arjun Baliarsingh of Manipur village.
According to sources, the incident occurred on Friday night while Arjun was returning home when two bike-borne miscreants intercepted him near Madhupalli road and opened fire at him.
The accused duo reportedly fled from the spot.
On being informed, Baideswar police reached the spot and rescued the blood-drenched man. He was immediately admitted to a hospital in Kalapathara area and was later shifted to Khurda DHH where doctors declared him “dead”.
Though the exact reason behind the murder is yet to be ascertained, it is suspected that the incident took place over past rivalry.
Besides, palpable tension continued in the area following the incident, sources said.