One dead, another critical in violent group clash


Cuttack: One person died while another sustained critical injuries as a violent clash erupted between two groups here on Monday over smuggling of ganja in Manibandha under Badamba police limits in Cuttack district.

The deceased has been identified as Bikash Sahoo.

According to sources, two groups entered into a clash over contraband smuggling in the area. However, the clash took an ugly turn when one of the group hurled a bomb on their rivals, leaving one injured.

Meanwhile, the group beat Bikash to death with wooden planks. The injured identified as Indramani Sith was rushed to the nearby hospital in a critical condition.

On being informed, police reached the spot and detained four persons involved in the violent clash.

A case was registered under relevant Sections of the IPC, and the four were arrested after interrogation, said the police.

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