Manoj Kumar Jena

An Indian Army jawan, who was attacked by a group of miscreants allegedly over previous enmity on December 3 in Gopalpur of Ganjam district, died on Thursday while undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Bhubaneswar. 

The deceased has been identified as J. Dileswar. He was an Indian Army jawan and was posted in the Durgapur area of West Bengal.

According to sources, Dileswar came to his home recently to spend his vacation. He went to watch a cricket match in Gopalpur. While he was returning home, he was attacked by a group of miscreants.

“He went to Gopalpur to watch a cricket match. He called us in the evening and informed us that their team won the match. While he was returning home, he was attacked by a group brutally. We called Dileswar several times but he did not answer the call. We got worried and searched for him. Later, we found Dileswar lying lifeless on the roadside with serious injuries. Soon we rushed him to the Maharaja Krushna Chandra Gajapati Medical College and (MKCG) Hospital for treatment. As his condition deteriorated, we shifted him to a private hospital in Bhubaneswar. However, he died while undergoing treatment,” said Govind Patra, a family member of Dileswar. 

“The exact reason behind the killing is yet to be ascertained. As per the preliminary investigation, it is suspected to be a case of previous enmity. We have detained an accused and there are four people involved in this case. We have initiated a probe into the matter,” said Jagmohan Meena, Ganjam Superintendent of Police (SP).