Woman beaten to death; 2 accused arrested


Bhubaneswar: In a shocking incident, a 55 year old woman, Subhadra Prada(aged 55 years), was beaten to death by two goons when she went to rescue her son from them on Thursday night at Pradhansahi slum in Nayapalli here.

The accused were identified as Madhab Pradhan and Santosh Patra, who are reportedly neighbours of the deceased.

As per the locals, due to some problem with the electrical wiring, power went out of the house of the accused duo (Pradhan and Patra) in the fateful night. The two then called Prakash, son of the deceased to fix the problem, which he did. Prakash was working as an electrician. However, after some time, the wire again snapped and the accused persons again approached Prakash.

At that point, Prakash was having his dinner and refused to go there saying it was too late and that he would do the work in the morning. But Pradhan and Patra started taking him forcefully. When Prakash objected, they held his neck, pulled him up and started beating him mercilessly.

Seeing her son being attacked, Subhadra rushed to his rescue. Even after seeing Prakash’s mother, the duo did not stop. Instead, they started hitting her too. Pradhan and Patra kicked Subhadra repeatedly, by which she was injured at his head. Subhadra was then immediately admitted to hospital, and later succumbed to death.

After the incident, the duo fled the spot but was arrested from the railway station, the next moring. They would be produced in a court on Saturday.

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