Four persons thrashed over cattle smuggling suspicion

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Cuttack: Tension erupted near Baula Chhak in Bidanasi here last night after locals thrashed four persons on suspicion of smuggling cattle.

Reportedly, the injured persons are undergoing treatment at SCB Medical College and Hospital here.

Sources said, there were rumours of cattle smuggling in the area and the locals were on a hunt to nab the culprits. The locals, however, managed to intercept a vehicle last night on suspicion.

The locals chased the vehicle and stopped it near Baula Chhak. They pulled out the four suspects from the vehicle and thrashed them up. Later, the irate locals also torched the vehicle.

On intimation, police reached the spot and took the injured persons into custody.

A probe has been launched to ascertain the matter, the police said.

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