Nayagarh: At least two persons were killed and many more were injured after a mentally retarded man allegedly attacked them in Odagaon bazaar of Nayagarh district today.
As per sources, the mentally unstable man started attacking the locals with stick and stones killing one of them on the spot. Another woman who sustained critical injuries in the incident succumbed to her wounds in the hospital.
The deceased were identified as Trilochan Sethi and Madani Pradhan.
On being informed, Odagaon police station IIC and a constable reached the spot to control the accused, but in vain as the man hurled stones at the officials leaving them injured.
Later, Sharankul SDPO along with a team reached the spot and launched an operation to arrest the accused.
Meanwhile, palpable tension prevailed in the area as irate locals blocked the Odagaon road and demanded compensation.
Later, cops nabbed the accused from the area. While the accused man is in police custody, a probe into the incident is underway, sources said.