Koraput: Police pick up man for interrogation, “thrash”


Koraput: A property dispute in Himaripur village under the Nandapur block in Koraput district turned ugly after a man was allegedly thrashed by Nandapur SDPO.

Reportedly, an altercation ensued between Laxman Pradhani and Trinath Khemunda over properties. Trinath also filed a complaint with the local police regarding the dispute.

According to a complaint lodged with Koraput SP, Laxman Pradhani was allegedly beaten by the SDPO after an incident of an altercation between two locals surfaced.

The incident took place while Laxman was on his way to a marriage function when police picked him up on the pretext of interrogation. However, the SDPO allegedly thrashed him before releasing him.

While his family members immediately rushed him to a hospital in Nandapur later he was shifted to Koraput DHH as his health condition deteriorated.

Later, Laxman’s wife sought the help of Koraput SP regarding the case. The Additional SP also visited the DHH to see the injured Laxman.

Meanwhile, the SDPO has refuted the allegations, sources said

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