Odisha: Broad Daylight ‘Murder Bid’ On Criminal Near Puri Gundicha Temple

**Puri:** In a shocking incident,some unidentified miscreants shot at a criminal in broad daylight near Gundicha Temple under Kumbharapada police limits here today, creating fear and panic in the area.

Reportedly, three miscreants wearing black masks opened fire at Sanjay Behera alias Para near Gundicha temple’s Singhadwara today morning at around 9:30 am when he was hanging out with his friends. Behera sustained critical injuries and tried to run from the spot in order to save himself but collapsed near the Nakachhana gate of Gundicha temple.

Behera was first rushed to Puri district headquarters hospital and later shifted to Cuttack SCB hospital when his condition worsened.

Though the exact reason behind the attack is yet to be ascertained, police officials informed that Behera was a hardcore criminal who had been released from the jail a few days back. He had several cases of murder and extortion against his name. Thus, many suspect that the firing was a fall out of gang war, however further investigation into the matter is currently underway.

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