Sambalpur: Two labourers were killed and two others injured at Bhushan plant in Thelkuli due to a clash between contract workers on Wednesday.
The deceased, identified as Lalit Mirdha (28) of village Dudhiamal and Suru alias Seluan Dharua (32) of village Sadapali in the district, were staying in a room in the labour hutment inside plant premises, they said.
A security personnel of the plant rushed to the spot after hearing noise and found the duo in a pool of blood in their room, said Liasoning Officer of the plant, Pramod Patra.
“Subsequently, the police was informed about the incident and the two were rushed to the hospital in critical condition. However, we came to know later on that both of them succumbed to their injuries,” said Patra.
The Police suspect that internal dispute could be the reason behind the incident. However, the Police were investigating all possible angles.
“The plant authority informed us about the incident.
The reason behind the incident is yet to be ascertained. The bodies of the deceased have been sent for autopsy and a case under section 302 of IPC has been lodged,” said Inspector In-charge of Thelkuli police station, Rajanikanta Samal.
“Two persons have been detained and the matter is under investigation now,” said Sub Divisional Police Officer, Sambalpur Sadar, Utkala Keshari Das.
The deceased were identified as Surath Sandha and Lalit Mirdha.
Sandha was declared brought dead at the Burla hospital whereas Mirdha succumbed to his injuries while undergoing treatment.