Professor held for acid attack on trucker, helper in Bhubaneswar


Bhubaneswar: An assistant professor of Odisha Engineering College (OEC) was arrested for allegedly throwing acid on a truck driver and helper in Bhubaneswar on Saturday.

The arrested has been identified as Kaushik Mohanty.

According to sources, Dandadhara Behera, a truck driver, had gone to Satyabihar with his truck to bring a load of consignment at around 3.30 pm. However, movement of the truck damaged the road in the area.

Later, Mohanty entered into a heated argument with the truck driver over the issue. In course of the argument, Mohanty brought acid and sprayed on the face of truck driver and helper.

Both the injured have been admitted to Capital Hospital in Bhubaneswar. They sustained burns in their face, chest and other parts of the body.

A case has been registered at Mancheswar police station in this connection.

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