Youth Shot at in Cuttack, Gambling Rivalry Suspected

Published: 25th October 2014 06:04 AM  |   Last Updated: 25th October 2014 06:04 AM   |  A+A-

CUTTACK: A youth was shot at, allegedly by members of a rival group, at Dewan Bazaar under Lalbag police limits on Thursday forenoon.

The youth, Abdul Wahid alias Bubuli (25), has been admitted to SCB Medical College and Hospital with a bullet injury in his back.

Sources said Wahid was on his way to the local masjid to offer Friday prayer when he was attacked. Two youths of the same locality identified as Wasim and Rahim followed him and allegedly fired three shots from a close range but two bullets missed Wahid.

Even as police investigation is on, the attack  is believed to be in connection with gambling activities in the area. Two groups have allegedly been at each others throat for quite some time and the attack might have been a result of that, police suspect.

Police sources said, all three did not have any fixed profession or work and had anti-social antecedents. As the attackers have been identified, they will be nabbed soon, police said.

More from Odisha.


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp