On that ill-fated day, the eatery was closed from the morning and staff members were asked to leave for their village, a report added.
Odisha Health Minister Naba Kishore Das who was shot at by Police ASI Gopal Das in Brajarajnagar, has been air-lifted to Bhubaneswar in a critical condition.
According to reports, the bullet hit Naba Kishore Das in his chest. He has been rushed to the hospital in critical condition.
BJD has named Alaka Mohanty, wife of late MLA Kishore Kumar Mohanty as the party's candidate for the assembly bypolls in Brajarajnagar.
Radharani Panda was elected to the Odisha Assembly from Brajarajnagar in 2014, but lost in 2019.