Poonam Singh

Bhadrak: Pointing to the state of utter lawlessness, a youth was allegedly stabbed by miscreants that too in front of police during Kali Puja celebrations in Bhadrak Town on Tuesday night.

According to reports, some unidentified miscreants allegedly attacked Jeet Padhiary, a local youth near Indrabhuban Jatra Pandal in the town last night. The youths repeatedly stabbed Jeet with knife leaving him in a critical condition. However, surprisingly, the whole incident took place in the presence of cops at the spot.

Even after the incident, Jeet remained lying on the spot for hours without any help. Later, an ambulance reached the spot and he was transferred to Cuttack SCB in critical condition for further treatment.

While Bhadrak police are yet to make any arrests in the case and neither has commented in connection with the incident, questions have been raised about the role of the police.

The exact reason behind the incident is yet to be clear. Intellectuals in the town have flagged concerns about the occurrence of such incident even after deployment of heavy security