Four arrested for clash over land dispute in Kandhamal


Kandhamal: Four persons were arrested over a clash for the ownership of land near Dalagadi area under Daringbadi police station limit of Kandhamal district.

The accused were identified as Ajit Kumar Sahu, Amulya Sahu, Suresh Sahu, and Sabar Sahu.

According to police sources, a case (76/19) was registered and a probe launched in this regard. However, the arrests came after eight months. On the basis of investigation, police arrested the accused persons and forwarded them to the court.

The incident which took place on 17th July, 2019, when a verbal altercation ensued between two groups. Following this, the accused persons had attacked Yubati Behera and her husband Markand.

As the couple belongs to a minority community, the accused passed casteist remarks on her family.   Yubati had lodged a written complaint in this regard.

Moreover, the accused persons had also lodged a counter-complaint against Yubati and his family. On the basis of the complaint, police registered a case (77/19) in this regard.

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