Tension in Nabarangpur after elderly man’s death due to police assault

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Nabarangpur: Tension ran high in Kodinga police limits in Nabarangpur district today after a 62-year-old reportedly died following assault by a police team.

According to sources, a police team yesterday carried raid at Khutiguda weekly market following information regarding illegal cockfight betting.

During the raid, the police personnel allegedly assaulted some persons involved in the illegal betting activities. Two persons, identified as Kamulu Harijan (45) of Pangalguda and Gobardhan Bindhani of Panjiriguda in Dabugaon police limits were critically injured in the assault.

The police today morning admitted Kamulu to the district headquarters hospital in Nabarangpur while the whereabouts of Gobardhan was unclear with locals claiming that he died due to injuries.

On the other hand, the police claimed that the elderly man was referred to Koraput hospital for further treatment. Tension prevailed at the Nabarangpur DHH after the incident. Meanwhile, the locals gathered to gherao the local police station protesting the incident.

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