Vikash Sharma

Puri: Speaking volumes about the law and order situation, a youth was chased and brutally hacked to death at Thentapur village under Chandanpur Police limits of Puri district today. The deceased has been identified as Jaykrushna Pradhan.

According to reports, Jaykrushna and his sister-in-law were injured in a road mishap a few days back.

Jaykrushna had lodged a police complaint against some youths of Badatentuli and Gedusahi in connection with the incident.

It is suspected that Jaykrushna was killed for lodging the police complaint following the incident.

“When my uncle (Jaykrushna) had gone to register an FIR, the police officials demanded money for fuel to visit the spot for investigation. Neither the police officials went to the spot nor they conducted any investigation for which today’s incident occurred,” said Sukant Pradhan, nephew of deceased Jaykrushna.

Girija Patnaik, officer-in-charge of Chandanpur Police Station on the other hand stated that a probe has been initiated in connection with the murder case.

“The youth was attacked by some locals of Gedusahi and Tentulia and later he succumbed to injuries. We are conducting raids at different locations,” said Patnaik.

When asked about the allegations levelled by the family members, Patnaik said there are adequate vehicles at the police station and no such matter of negligence has come to my notice.