Bhubaneswar, Nov 6 (LocalWire): A man was shot dead by unidentified miscreants at Brajrajnagar and five others, including a policeman, injured in the exchange of fire in Jharsuguda district, police said.
The deceased identified as Sumit Ghosh alias Mantu died on the spot after being hit by two bullets on his head last night.
Old rivalry was the reason behind this incident, police said.
Police swung into action and after a tip-off raided a place near Madhupur forest road.
The criminals fired at the police when they were asked to surrender.
Police retaliated and an exchange of bullets ensued.
Four criminals sustained gunshot injures and one policeman was also injured in the process, sources said.
Mantu is the brother of arrested criminal Sonu Ghosh of Brajarajnagar, who is in jail in connection with a murder, police said.
The injured have been identified as Ananta Dhal, Rafique Ansari, Shailendra Patra and Niki Singh and have been admitted to the district headquarters hospital at Jharsuguda.
Investigation into the incident is on.