Aska: A bus owner was shot dead by armed assailants on NH-59 here in Ganjam district Monday night. He was identified as Pratap Polei of Paklapali.
According to sources, Pratap residing in Berhampur for a year. The incident occurred when he was on his way to Berhampur by a bus. Armed miscreants seated in the bus opened fire at him and fled.
He was rescued and admitted to the Aska hospital. After preliminary treatment, he was shifted to MKCG Medical College and Hospital where the doctors declared him brought dead.
Aska SDPO along with police team launched a probe.