Bhubaneswar, December 14 (LocalWire): A masked criminal shot dead a chemist shop owner and critically injured a paediatrician after he barged into a private clinic and shot at them from close range in Khurda Township.
The chemist shop owner- Krushna Chandra Sahu- succumbed to bullet wound early morning today at a city-based private hospital while injured physician Manas Ranjan Das undergoing treatment is stated to be out of danger.
The incident had taken place during Sunday evening hours. The daring act of crime has been captured from the video footage of Close Circuit Television (CCTV) camera installed at the clinic, police said.
The crime was executed with professional expertise. The assailant might be a supari killer to commit the crime, police said after examining the footage.
The criminal had made his to the clinic in a slow and steady manner. The movement of the man had failed to fuelled suspicion that a hardened criminal had sneaked into the clinic to commit murder.
All on a sudden, he shot at the physician Das on the spur of the moment. Sahu in his bid to save Das fell to assassin’s bullets.
After open fire, the mask-clad criminal swiftly fled on a bike by brandishing the gun, police said.
“We are examining into all angles of the crime. The pediatrician who is undergoing treatment holds the key to the cracking of the crime.
We are waiting for his recovery. The family members of the injured physician besides the relatives of the deceased are being quizzed to crack the crime”, added the police officials.