The man has been identified as 32-year-old Prakash Sethy of Rajnagar area in neighbouring Kendrapara district.
The incident took place last evening when the victim was travelling on his motorcycle to his native place from Chandikhole along with his friend, the police said on Tuesday.
Two unidentified miscreants on a bike fired at Sethy from a close range at Padmanavpur along the express highway and fled the spot. Sethy fell from his bike and was rushed to the nearby government hospital.
He was later shifted to SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack where he succumbed to injuries, they said.
Meanwhile, the police have launched a manhunt in the locality to nab the killers.

Old rivalry is stated to be the reason behind the murder.



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