Senior Odia actor Shanti Swarup Mishra (Tiku) and his friend were shot at by an unidentified person at the former’s house in Odisha’s Sambalpur city on Friday night.
Two bullets have reportedly hit Mishra on his chest while one bullet hit the upper arm of his friend. However, the miscreant managed to escape.
Mishra, who sustained grievous injuries in the attack, was first rushed to VSS Medical College and Hospital at Burla from where he was later shifted to SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack as his condition became critical.
The incident took place at about 8.30 PM. Preliminary investigation has revealed that the incident was the fallout of a land dispute, police said.
“We have found three bullets which have hit the chest, neck and lungs of Mishra. Since we don’t have the facilities for the required surgery here, we have referred him to SCB Medical College and Hospital,” said Dr Amiya Pal of VSS Medical College and Hospital.
It may be mentioned that the 60-year-old Shanti Swarup Mishra had acted in three Odia movies – Mana Akasha, Krushna Sudama and Bandhu Mohanty.