Ex-trooper held for firing at villagers, 10 hurt

February 10th, 2011 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS  

Bhubaneswar, Feb 10 (IANS) A retired Border Security Force (BSF) trooper and his associate were arrested Thursday for firing at villagers in Orissa’s Kendrapada district that injured at least 10 people.Madan Mohan Behera, who lives in Baratunga village, about 115 km from here, allegedly opened fire Wednesday evening after some residents objected to the construction work he carried out on a government land.

Of the 10, some have been critically injured, district Superintendent of Police Narasingh Bhol told IANS.

The villagers, who received gunshot injuries, including on hands and legs, were undergoing treatment at a local hospital. Police force was deployed in the village to prevent further trouble, he said.

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