29 April 2017
Angul: A dhaba-owner was shot dead by two miscreants in broad daylight at his dhaba (roadside eatery). He is identified as Niranjan Pradhan, owner of Mangulu Dhaba located near the NTPC Square in the district.
Notably, at around 2:30 am the accused duo came in a Pulsar bike and opened fire at the owner who was present at the dhaba. It was packed with customers at that time as it was the lunch time.
According to eye-witnesses, the miscreants suddenly came, shot two rounds of bullets and fled away.
He was immediately rushed to the nearby hospital with his bullet injuries on chest and stomach. But the doctors declared him brought dead.
Police reached the spot and have started its investigation. It immediately sealed all the roads of that area in a bid to nab the culprits.
The motive behind this murder is yet to be ascertained.