Balasore: Two unidentified miscreants broke into a house and shot at a woman injuring her critically in the Nilgiri area under Berhampur police limits in Odisha’s Balasore district on Tuesday night.
The victim has been identified as Lakshmi Murmu, wife of Rasik Murmu of the village. Lakshmi was initially rushed to the Nilgiris Hospital but shifted to the SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack in a critical condition. Her condition is still said to be critical.
According to Rasik, two miscreants broke into their house late on Tuesday night and shot at his wife Lakshmi while she was sleeping in her room injuring her in the waist, abdomen, and hand.
Rasik further said that hearing his wife’s screams, he and their son rushed to her room and saw Lakshmi lying in a pool of blood. They also saw two men fleeing their home but could not recognise them as it was dark outside. In response to a question, he said that they did not have any enmity with anyone.
On being informed, Berhampur police arrived at the village and launched an investigation into the crime.