House set on fire in Angul village over enmity

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Angul: A house in Mahidharpur village in Banarpal Tehsil in Angul district was allegedly set on fire last night by three other villagers over past enmity.

The victim, who was targeted, has been identified as Sanatan Pal of the same village.

According to sources, Pal was allegedly attacked by three other villagers identified as Manoj Behera, Kartik Behera and Tulia Behera over an argument. Following this, the trio stormed into his house and verbally abused the latter’s family members.

Later that night, the enraged trio set their house on fire.

However, the family members along with the cattle escaped unhurt as some neighbours saw smoke billowing from the roof and alerted them. On being alerted, fire service personnel reached the spot and doused the fire.

Following the incident, Sanatan’s uncle has lodged a written complaint with the police today.

Based on the complaint, the cops reached the spot and initiated an investigation. However, no arrests have been made yet.

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