The deceased has been identified as Nabaghan Sahu, resident of Bazaar Sahi of Rebingia village.
Phulbani, Sep 17: A trader was gunned down by his neighbour over suspected past rivalry in Rebingia village under Baliguda Police Station in Kandhamal district on Thursday night.
The deceased has been identified as Nabaghan Sahu, a resident of the same locality.
Nabaghana who lived in Bazaar Sahi of the village and earned his living by doing small business was approached to go out by his neighbour Bhimsen Behera late last night in some work. After accompanying Nabaghan for a few meters from his home Bhimsen fired as many as five rounds of bullets at him and escaped.
Though family members rushed a profusely bleeding Nabaghan to Baliguda medical he succumbed under treatment there.
While local police is investigating into the matter, a past rivalry is being seen as the most probable cause behind the murder.