The mortal remains of the Health Minister were brought to his official residence here from the Apollo Hospital in the wee hours of today.
Das was shot at in Brajarajnagar in the Jharsuguda district and succumbed to his bullet injuries in Bhubaneswar hospital.
According to an official statement from the Odisha government, the national flag will fly at half-mast on the day of death and on the day of the funeral.
A team of doctors led by Dr Debashish Nayak immediately attended to and operated on him.
During the operation, it was found that a single bullet had entered and exited the body, injuring the heart and left lung and causing massive internal bleeding and injury, officials said.
They added further that steps were taken to improve the heart pumping. He was given urgent ICU care. But despite the best of efforts, he could not be revived and eventually succumbed to his injuries.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and leaders cutting across party lines expressed deep grief over the untimely death of Minister Naba Das.
Yesterday, a team of Odisha Crime Branch, headed by Additional Director General Arun Bothra, proceeded to Brajarajnagar Minister Naba Das was shot at.
The exact reason behind the firing is still unclear.
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