Odisha Health Minister Naba Kishore Das (Photo: ANI)
Odisha Health Minister Naba Kisore Das died today hours after he was shot by an assistant sub-inspector. The incident occurred around 1 pm at Gandhi Chowk near Brajarajnagar in Jharsuguda district. The minister was shot in the chest when he was on his way to attend a programme. He was rushed to the Apollo Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. "The injuries were repaired, and steps were taken to improve the pumping of the heart. He was given urgent ICU care. But despite best of efforts, he could not be revived and succumbed to his injuries," the hospital said in a statement.