Jajpur (Odisha): A young man was shot dead by two unidentified miscreants at Padmanavpur on Chandikhole -Paradeep Express Highway in Jajpur district, police said today.

The man has been identified as Prakash Sethy (32) of Rajnagar area in neighbouring Kendrapara district.

The incident took place last evening when the victim was travelling on his motorcycle to his native place from Chandikhole along with his friend, the police said.

Two unidentified miscreants on a bike fired at Sethy from a close range at Padmanavpur along the express highway and fled away. Sethy fell from his bike and was rushed to the nearby government hospital.

He was later shifted to SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack where he succumbed to injuries, they said.

Meanwhile, police have launched a manhunt in the locality to nab the killers. Old rivalry is stated to be the reason behind the murder.

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