Man killed in attack by relatives of daughter’s ‘lover’

Balasore: A man succumbed to his injuries after being attacked for barging inside the house of a youth who was allegedly having an affair with the former’s daughter in Raj Berhampur village under Nilagiri of Balasore.

According to sources, the deceased identified as Bhalua Kabat, in an inebriated state attempted to attack the youth on November 22 after entering his house with a sharp weapon. In retaliation, the family members of the youth brutally attacked him.

After getting information, police reached the spot, rescued Bhalua and admitted him to Nilagiri hospital. However, he was later shifted to Balasore medical after his condition deteriorated.

“Bhalua barged into the boy’s house with a sharp weapon on November 22 following which he was attacked by other members of the family. He died at Balasore hospital around 12 AM yesterday,” Berhampur Police Station in-charge Rajendra Prasad Das said.

Sources said a feud had broken out last year between both the families over the alleged affair.

While police have detained seven persons in the case and launched an investigation, body of the deceased has been sent for an autopsy.