Six held for murdering bar employee in Khordha; BMW seized

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Khordha: Police on Wednesday arrested six persons in connection with the murder of an employee at a roadside bar near Khordha bypass. Police sources said all the six persons were arrested on the basis of CCTV footage installed at the bar.

As per reports, some youths had gone to the bar near Gadakhordha Chhak in Khordha town at 5 pm on Tuesday to purchase liquor. Their car was parked in front of the bar. An employee of the bar, Amiya Barik, seeing the vehicle being parked in front of the bar, asked them not to park their car there.

Following this, an argument started and subsequently, a scuffle ensued between the youths and Amiya over the issue. The youths went back and returned after one hour, chased Amiya and another bar employee who was sitting outside.

The enraged youths caught Amiya and stabbed him repeatedly with a knife leading to his death.

The youths fled the spot as other staff of the bar and a dhaba located nearby ran to the spot. Amiya was rushed to the Khordha District Headquarters Hospital where he was declared brought dead by doctors.

The police have seized the BMW car from a forest in Ranapur in Nayagarh district which was used by the culprits.

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