Crime

Dreaded criminal killed, another injured in Police encounter

Berhmpur:  A notorious criminal was killed and another injured critically in police encounter in Buguda here in Ganjam district last night.

Both were involved in Rushikulya Gramya Bank robbery. The deceased was identified as Srikant Rana of Mudulipalli village in Bhanjanagar area while Gauri Swain is undergoing treatment at hospital.

Police said Rana and Swain were going to Bhubaneswar from Buguda while police, on a tip-off, chased them. They opened fire at security forces first and police retaliated.

They sustained bullet injuries on their legs during the gunshot.The duo was rushed to Buguda hospital and later shifted to KMCG Medical college and Hospital where Rana succumbed to his injuries.

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