Ganjam: In a bizarre incident, two sanitation workers of the Berhampur Municipal Corporation (BeMC) allegedly opened fire at resident while he was walking his pet dog in a street in Berhampur town on Tuesday night.
The man and his dog survived the murderous attack as the solitary bullet missed the target.
As per reports, the Bidyanathpur Police have arrested the two workers and seized the Mouser they had used in the attack.
Source said that the incident occurred at Dhoba Street in Khodasing area of Berhampur. The local resident got into a heated exchange of words with the two sanitation workers after they objected him to taking his pet dog out on a walk in the street.
They allegedly stopped him and threatened him with dire consequences if he did not take the dog away as it could soil the street by defecating in the open.
The duo allegedly became violent during arguments when one of them pulled out the firearm and opened fired on the resident without any provocation.
Fortunately, the bullet missed the target and the resident and his dog had a escape from sure death.
On receiving the information, the Baidyanathpur police rushed to the spot arrested the two miscreants before they could escape. The Mouser they had used in the shootout was subsequently seized from them.