Man found dead in Sambalpur, kin alleges murder

Sambalpur: Tension ran high at Ghenupali area under Jujumura block in Sambalpur town after body of a youth was found at Thakurmal road here on Friday night. The deceased has been identified as Rohit Bhoi, a tent house owner in the area.

Though it was suspected that Bhoi died a road mishap, the family members alleged that he was murdered by one Jasa Deuri of the area. Demanding immediate arrest of the accused, the locals gheraoed the Sadar police station by placing deceased’s body yesterday. Later, irate mob set Deuri’s house on fire, added sources.

Sambalpur police reached the spot and resort to lathi-charge and fired tear gas shells to disperse the agitators, informed sources.

“We have deployed three platoons of police force and the situation is now under control. Further investigation into the incident is on” said Additional Superintendents of Police (SP) of Sambalpur, Amarendra Rana.

Meanwhile, police have detained Deuri and some other suspects in connection with the alleged murder case.