Bhubaneswar: A girl studying fashion designing in a known private institute here shot twice in both her thighs on Monday.
The girl is identified as Sonali Das and a resident of Balasore.
As per reports, Sonali was standing with one of her male friends near his rented house in Patia Square under Infocity police station when two unidentified miscreants suddenly appeared before them and shot at the girl and disappeared.
She was rushed to a private hospital here where she is stated to be out of danger.
Though the exact reason behind the firing is yet to be ascertained, the Commissionerate police claimed that the girl was not the target.
“Incident of firing under Infocity PS. Initial report shows that she was not the target & had nothing to do. She is out of danger as per treating physicians. Accused has been identified, motive known. Investigation is in preliminary stages & facts can change,” tweeted the Commissionerate police.
In another tweet, the Twin City police said, “After investigation it is now found that accused Asish Ku. Nayak,who is a known criminal was with the victim in her rented house in Bajrangbihar under Infocity when the incident took place. The accused has now been arrested. Further update will follow.”