Khurda: In an unprecedented incident, a dacoit was severely injured after being wrongly hit in his associate's gunshot targeted at a Home Guard at Malipada Chhack in Khurda district early this morning.
A group of dacoits were trying to loot a accident-hit truck at Malipada when a Home Guard intercepted them. The dacoits fired at him soon. However, a bullet pierced into the body of one of them.
While the injured dacoit fell down their groaning in pain, the two co-dacoits fled the sport leaving him behind. Police first rushed the injured to a nearby hospital. As his condition deteriorated, he has been shifted to Bhubaneswar now.
Police have started a manhunt to nab the other two dacoits.