The victim, identified as Bhibhuti Bhushan Jena, has been admitted to AIIMS, Bhubaneswar after first aid at Khordha hospital.
As per reports, Jena visited his cousin’s house at Nuasahi in Begunia when a tenant at his cousin’s place opened fire at him. The reason behind the attack was not known when the report was filed.
Jena, who sustained bullet injuries on his stomach, was rushed to the District Headquarter Hospital in Khorda and then shifted to AIIMS, Bhubaneswar after his condition deteriorated. His condition was stated to be critical.
On being informed, local police reached the spot and arrested the accused, a retired Subedar Major.
A case has been registered at Begunia police station and further investigation is underway, a police official said.