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Road blockade protesting against youth’s murder in Govindpur


Cuttack: Tension ran high at Govindpur area in Cuttack on Friday following a scuffle between police and locals after a police team was reportedly manhandled by agitating locals, who were staging a demonstration over a youth’s murder.

According to reports, a youth, identified as Kandura Bhoi, of Kajalpur village was stabbed to death by unidentified miscreants late on Thursday night.

Irate locals staged a demonstration by blocking the Govindpur-Cuttack road disrupting vehicular movement today. They demanded immediate arrest of accused.

A team of Govindpur police led by officer-in-charge (OIC) rushed to the spot to take stock of the situation; however, police personnel were allegedly misbehaved and manhandled when they tried to pacify the locals.

A case has been registered and raids are being conducted in Cuttack Sadar, Niali and Govindpur areas to nab the accused in involved in the case, police said.


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