Himansu Shekhar Rout

Police have detained two suspects in connection with a murderous attack on a mining officer of Khordha while he was at an illegal laterite mine. The duo is being interrogated about who others are involved in the attack while raids are being carried out a different places.

As per reports, laterite stones were being illegally extracted at Gudam on the outskirts of Khordha town. On being informed, mining officer Jagan Behera rushed to the spot and asked the stone mafia to stop the stone mining. 

Infuriated, a group of stone miners brutally assaulted him. Police rescued the mining officer in critical condition and admitted him to the Khordha hospital. Later, he was shifted to a private hospital in Bhubaneswar.

A complaint in this regard was lodged with the local police.