Bhubaneswar: Khandagiri police on Sunday arrested five persons in connection with a dispute over love marriage that resulted in a bloody attack with lethal weapons. All the accused were forwarded to court, the police said.
Reports said that in a pre-dawn attack on June 25 at Siripur Sabar Sahi, five persons including the father of the girl were severely injured with sharp weapons.
Police said the girl’s father belongs to Behera Sahi in Nayapalli. He was upset with her daughter’s marriage with the youth in Sabara Sahi.
Those arrested and forwarded to court are Dhananjay Dhani, Behera Sahi, Bibhu Prasad Jena, Satyanagar, Jayant Khuntia of Kapileswar village, Tushar Rout of Forest Park, and Om Prakash Singh.
Police sources said that the girl’s father Dhananjay was threatening his son-in-law time and again to leave his daughter or else he will face dire consequences.