Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Sunday confirmed that state honour would be accorded to Naba Kishore Das, the health and family welfare minister who passed away hours after being shot by a cop. Moreover, there would be no official entertainment in the state for the next three days while national flag would be flown at half-mast on the days of death and funeral.
In an official statement, the Naveen Patnaik-led government said, “It has been decided by the Odisha government that as a mark of respect, state honour would be accorded to the departed dignitary.”
“National flag will be flown at half mast on the day of death in the state capital and on the day of funeral at the place where last rites will be performed,” it added.
There will be no official entertainment for three days from January 29 to January 31, announced the state government.
The minister, 60, was shot at Brajrajnagar town around 1 pm on Sunday by Assistant Sub-inspector of Police (ASI) Gopal Das, who is believed to be suffering from mental disorder.
A team of doctors at Apollo Hospital operated on him after he was airlifted from Jharsugada to Bhubaneshwar, but he eventually succumbed to injuries.
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