Cuttack: In a stunning incident, a homeguard was allegedly shot dead by a few attackers at Paschimakachha town under Jajatpur police limits, police said on today.

The perished has been identified as Kirti Ranjan Masanta, homeguard of Jagatpur police station in the Millennium City.

As per reports, villagers initially spotted the body today and afterward they informed the Jagatpur police.

A gun was also found near the body, reports included.

As per the latest reports reaching here, Cuttack DCP Sanjeev Arora reached at the spot and started investigations to nab the culprits.

The reason behind the firing is yet to be known.

It may be recalled here that Al-Qaeda operative Abdur Rehman was arrested from this village on December 16, last year.

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