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Sidharth Tanmoy Dash

Khurda: Tension ran high at Banapur Hospital today as locals of Khuntapalli village thrashed a doctor after he refused to refer an electrocuted youth to other hospital.

According to sources, one Sushanta Sahoo of Khuntapalli village suffered an electric shock early morning today and was immediately rushed to Banapur hospital.

After check-up, a doctor of the hospital however, declared Sahoo brought dead.

But the relatives of the youth claimed the patient to be alive and asked the doctor to refer him to some other hospital.

But the doctor refused to yield to their demands and was beaten black and blue by the relatives of the patient.

The irate family members also forcibly took away the body of the youth.

Meanwhile, police have launched an investigation into the incident.

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