Odisha Minister Shot By Cop, Taken To Hospital

The motives behind the attack are still unclear.

New Delhi:

Odisha Health Minister Naba Kisore Das was today shot at by an assistant sub-inspector near Gandhi Chowk near Brajarajnagar in Jharsuguda district on Sunday. He was on his way to attend a programme when he was shot at, and sustained bullet injuries to his chest. The police officer shot two rounds, critically injuring the minister, who was rushed to a hospital.

“Assistant Sub-inspector of Police (ASI) Gopal Das opened fire at the minister. The minister is injured and rushed to hospital,” Brajrajnagar Sub-Divisional Police Officer Gupteswar Bhoi told reporters.

Witnesses claim he was shot at just as he stepped out of his vehicle. The motives behind the attack are still unclear.

Videos from the spot showed a bloody Mr Das being carried to a car. He is likely to be airlifted to Bhubaneswar.

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