Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

When the whole country is celebrating Holi, the colourful festival turned violent for a family at Mundiasahi village under Tigiria police station in Cuttack district on Wednesday. A man was killed and his wife and daughter were critically injured in a fatal attack on them by some miscreants.

The deceased has been identified as Chintamani Behera. 

According to sources, Chintamani succumbed on the spot, while his wife and daughter sustained grievous injuries in the fatal attack.

The injured were admitted to Athagarh medical in critical condition. They were later shifted to SCB Medical College and Hospital as their condition deteriorated.

As per reports, a group of four miscreants reportedly attacked Chintamani over past enmity.  When his wife and daughter tried to save him from the attack, they were also badly injured in the process.

However, the exact cause of the past enmity is yet to be ascertained.

Upon being informed, Tigiria police reached the spot and started an investigation into the incident. Police have detained two women in this connection and their questioning is currently underway.

As per police officials, the exact cause of the death will be ascertained after thorough investigation into the incident.