Teacher murdered, minor daughter critical in attack in Bargarh

Bargarh: Tension gripped Khairapalli village under Ambabhona police limits in Bargarh district after a man was killed and his minor daughter critically injured in an attack by unidentified miscreants late Friday night.

The deceased, identified as Sadhucharan Pradhan from Saranda in Atabira block, was working as a teacher in the Kharipalli School. He was also the Cluster Resources Co-ordinator, sources said.

As per sources, the miscreants barged into Pradhan’s house and attacked them with sharp weapons when they were asleep.

Pradhan died on the spot while his daughter, who sustained critical injuries in the attack, was initially rushed to Bargarh District Headquarters Hospital (DHH) in a critical condition and later shifted to Burla Medical after her condition deteriorated.

On receiving information, Ambabhona police along with Bargarh SDPO rushed to the spot and started an investigation. “Though the identity of the culprits and the reason behind the attack is yet to be established, we have detained a person in this connection and are interrogating him,” said a police official.

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