Sundargrah: A school teacher and husband of Kurei panchayat sarpanch sustained critical bullet injuries after being shot by unidentified miscreants near panchayat office under Talsara police limits in Sundargrah last night.
The injured, Hrudananda Barik, husband of Sarpanch Damayanti Barik, was returning home last night when two bike-borne miscreants opened five rounds of bullet on him and fled the spot. He was rescued and rushed to a private hospital in the district.
On intimation, Talsara police reached the spot and launched a probe into the matter. In the meanwhile, Sundargrah SP Soumya Mishra reached the hospital and met the victim.
While the cause of the attack is still unknown, police suspect the incident to be a fallout of past enmity, sources added.