Police arrest 16 in Bolangir twin murder case

Bolangir: The district police has arrested 16 persons in connection with the killings of two dalits at village Chantumal under Saintala block on last Saturday. The dalit families of Chantumal staged demonstration before the office of the district superintendent of police demanding action against the people involved in the killings of the two dalits. 

The double murder was a fall out of the long dispute between the dalits and the villagers of Chanutmal over the management rights of cashew plantation covering 4.5 acre of land under the soil conservation department. The matter was even pending in the local police station.

The simmering dispute took a serious turn on Saturday when the villagers attacked the dalits resulting in the death of two persons. Large number of houses were destroyed in the incident.