Puri: One person was shot dead near the busy Kakudikhai Chhak in Puri today evening.
The deceased has been identified as Shivaram Patra of Taluchha Sahi.
Police have detained the accused identified as Chandan Barik and have also seized the weapon of offence.
A preliminary inquiry by the police has revealed personal enmity as the reason behind the murder.
“We have detained the prime accused Chandan Barik. The weapon used in the murder is also in our custody. Further investigation, forensic examination of the spot and other legal procedures are being taken care of,” said Puri Superintendent of Police Kanwar Vishal Singh.
Singh informed that preliminary inquiry has revealed that the murder was the fallout of personal enmity.
“Interrogation of the prime accused who is about 21 years old has already started,” he added.