Balasore: A youth was killed while another sustained critical injuries after being attacked by a group of people late last night. The incident was reported from Belabaria village in Balasore district.
The deceased has been identified as Tapan Patra.
According to reports, Tapan along with Priyabrata Mahapatra of Parikula village under Buana panchayat had gone to a nearby village to bring diesel. The duo was returning home when a group of people intercepted them at around 8.30 pm.
The people then chased them and attacked with sharp weapons.
Later, the duo was rescued and admitted to Balasore DHH. However, Tapan succumbed while being shifted to SCB Medical College and Hospital.
On being informed, police reached the spot and launched a probe into the matter. While the exact cause behind the attack is yet to be ascertained, police suspect the case as a fall out of past enmity.