13 July 2019
Kendrapada: Unidentified miscreants opened fire at Bibekanand Maharana on Saturday evening near Gulnagar bridge here. The miscreants fled from the spot after firing two rounds and injuring him seriously.
Maharana, the president of Kendarapada Ram Mandir committee sustained two bullet injuries on his abdomen and shoulder. He has been shifted to SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack. His condition is stated to be critical.
Maharana is also the president of Tini Muhani market committee and holds significant clout in the area. His supporters have blocked the Cuttack - Chandbali road protesting the incident and demanded immediate arrest of the accused.
While the situation at Tini Muhani area remained tense, one platoon force has been deployed to avert any further escalation. Kendrapada Town Police have lodged a case and launched a manhunt to nab the accused.