Odisha Health Minister shot : Odisha health minister Naba Kishore Das has succumbed to his injuries while undergoing treatment in a private hospital in capital Bhubaneswar on Sunday.
Earlier, after being shot at his chest during a program in Brajarajnagar in Jharsuguda district around noon on Sunday, Mr Das was rushed to the hospital in Jharsuguda and subsequently airlifted to the Apollo hospital. According to reports, the culprit, a police ASI on duty was nabbed soon after he allegedly shot at the minister at point blank range when he was alighting from his vehicle to attend a program.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister Mr Patnaik has ordered a crime branch enquiry into the incident.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed grief over the unfortunate demise of Minister in Odisha Government, Naba Kishore Das. The Prime Miniser expressed his condolences to the family of Naba Kishore Das in this tragic hour.
Leaders, cutting across party lines, have grieved the sad demise of Odisha health minister Naba Kishore Das. Chief minister Naveen Patnaik, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and many more dignitaries have expressed shock and grief over the passing away of Mr Das while undergoing treatment in a private hospital in capital Bhubaneswar after being shot at in Brajarajnagar in Jharsuguda district around noon on Sunday.