Bhubaneswar: A dreaded criminal was harmed amid an encounter with police at Jagannath Sadak region under Mancheswar police limits here the previous evening.
Sashanka Nayak, a notorious criminal, sustained wounds in police encounter and was admitted to Capital hospital for treatment. Later, he was moved to SCB medical College and hospital in Cuttack when his condition crumbled.
On a tip-off a special squad of commissionerate police raided the Jagannath Sadak area. Nayak first opened fire at police and the security forces too retaliated. The exchange of fire continued for a while, police sources said.
He will be produced before court today, police added.