Youth beaten to death with iron rods in Bhadrak village

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Bhadrak: A youth was allegedly beaten to death by a group of villagers following a dispute in Gadia village in Bhadrak district last evening.

The deceased was identified as Bijay Behera of the same village.

According to sources, the incident took place on Thursday evening when Bijay was confronted by a few youths of the same village.

Though the conversation became intense with the initiation of a verbal duel, soon the youths started hitting Bijay with iron rods.

While he was immediately rescued and admitted to Bhadrak District Headquarters Hospital in a critical condition, he was declared ‘brought dead’ by the doctors here.

Following this incident, Bijay’s family members lodged a complaint with the police. Acting on the complaint filed, cops have initiated an investigation into the incident.

Meanwhile, the accused youths are reportedly absconding since the attack, sources said.

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