Odisha: Man Shot At In Sambalpur Over Past Enmity, Hospitalised

**Sambalpur:** The start of Durga Puja has witnessed a shooting in western district of Sambalpur. A man sustained grievous bullet injuries on his leg after being allegedly shot at by a miscreant over past enmity here today morning.

The injured person has been identified as Mantu Podha.

The incident occurred near the bustling Budharaja daily market in broad daylight after an argument ensued between the two over some issue, said sources.

After the incident, Podha was rushed to the Sadar hospital for treatment.

According to reports, irate locals thrashed the accused Siria Jena for his criminal activity after Podha was taken to the hospital. Jena was rescued by the police, who have detained him for further probe into the matter.

Till last repost came in, Jena was also undergoing treatment under the watch of cops as he too had sustained injuries from the thrashing.

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