Locals halt train after youth’s body recovered from tracks

Puri: Tension prevailed at Kanas Road railway station after mutilated body of a youth was recovered from the tracks today. The deceased has been identified as Dhiren Kumar Routray of nearby Jagdalpur village under Delang block in Puri district.

According to reports, Routray had left home yesterday evening and did not return till late night. Alleging that Routray has been murdered, locals halted the Puri-Cuttack passenger train at Kanas road railway station.

Though we informed the station master about the incident, he remained quiet and did not even bother to intimate the Government Railway Police (GRP), alleged local residents.

Alleging inaction on part of concerned authorities and demanding immediate arrest of the miscreants involved in the killing, locals gathered at the railway station and detained the Puri-Cuttack passenger train.

Train services between Delang and Kanas were disrupted for couple of hours, sources said.

Later, rail roko agitation was suspended after GRP officials rushed to the spot and assured the locals of appropriate action. Meanwhile, investigation has started into the incident while the youth’s body has been sent for post mortem.