Berhampur, Jan 01: Four persons were arrested for allegedly trying to kill a contractor in Ganjam district, police said on Thursday. They seized two fire arms from the accused.
Four persons were arrested from Golia village for opening fire at the contractor near a temple on December 26. Police seized a single shot pistol, one country-made gun and eight rounds of ammunition, said inspector-in charge Buguda police station R K Dey.
Police said that the accused wanted to kill the contractor for the conflict over a tender. They missed the target on Dec 26 when they opened fire at him and he escaped unhurt.