Three persons hacked to death on roadside in Puri

Puri: Three persons were brutally hacked to death by miscreants near Pattnaikiya Chhak in Puri this afternoon, leading to palpable tension in the area. The deceased Krushna Behera, Purna Behera and Panchu Behera are stated to be residents of nearby Sadanadapur village.

As per reports, the three persons including two brothers of a former local sarpanch Ajay Behera were attacked with sharp weapons by some miscreants in broad daylight near Pattnaikiya Chhak on Cuttack-Puri National Highway.

Sources said, all the three succumbed to injuries on the spot, following which irate people vandalised some vehicles on the highway and also staged a road blockade.

With the blockade on the highway leading to disruption in vehicular communication, police reached the spot and tried to placate the irate mob.

“As the situation is tense at present, 10 platoons of police have been sent to the spot. A detailed investigation will be carried out into the incident,” said Puri SP Umashankar Das.

Though the reason of the murder is yet to be clear, it is suspected that past enmity could be the reason behind it. It is believed that the incident is connected with the murder of the deceased’s brother and former sarpanch Ajay Behera a few days ago.