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Girl gang raped in Jajpur, complaint lodged against local politician's relative

Jajpur: A minor girl was allegedly gang raped by two youths, including a relative of a local politician under Sukinda Police limits of Jajpur district on Wednesday evening. Soon after the incident came to fore, locals from the girl’s village gheraoed the Sukinda Police Station yesterday night demanding immediate arrest of the accused youths. A […]

Mystery shrouds man's death in Puri, family alleges murder

Puri: Suspecting foul play in the death of a man whose body was found under mysterious circumstances, local residents blocked Nimapada Kakatpur road for over two hours on Wednesday. The locals were enraged as an unnatural death case was registered while they demanded that cops should probe it as a murder case. Earlier, the body […]

India second to US among top destinations for hacking attempts

New Delhi: With over 120 crore account takeover attacks in 2018, India came only second to the US among top destinations for hacking attempts in the world, says a new report. Each attack represented an attempt by a person or computer to log in to an account with a stolen or generated username and password, […]

Man killed in Bolangir over 'past rivalry'

Bolangir: A man was allegedly killed over past enmity at Jharabahali village under Saintala Police limits of Bolangir district last night. The deceased has been identified as Jagadish Manhira. While the exact reason behind Manhira’s death is yet to be ascertained, his relatives have alleged that he has been killed by a co-villager over some […]

Acid poured on teenager in Bihar for resisting rape

Patna: In a horror of an incident a teenager in Bihar’s Bhagalpur district was bathed with acid after she resisted an attempt to gang rape by a group of four youths, police said on Saturday. The 16-year-old Class 11 student is battling for her life in a hospital. The police have arrested two suspects in […]

Woman stones husband to death in Mayurbhanj

Mayurbhanj: A regular family feud turned fatal in Mahulapankha village under Kaptipada police limits of the district after a man was stoned to death by his wife in their house on Tuesday. As per sources, deceased Tuna Besra had a heated argument with his wife Champa last evening. The quarrel soon took an ugly turn […]

Two killed during street shooting in Chicago

Chicago: Two people were killed and another critically injured in a shooting on a street near downtown Chicago, local media reported, citing police. According to preliminary information from Chicago police, the shooting happened around 9:53 a.m. local time in the 3400 block of West Ohio Street on Wednesday, Xinhua news agency reported. Two people were […]

Miscreants loot cash at gunpoint from petrol pump in Sundergarh

Sundergarh: Miscreants looted Rs 1.5 lakh after terrorising staff of a petrol pump at Gadiajor village in Sundergarh district on Friday night. It is for the second time in past one month that miscreants have targeted a filling station in the district. Earlier, bike-borne miscreants had looted Rs 60,000 at gunpoint from a fuel filling […]

Twin City policemen patrolling in PCR vans to carry guns

Cuttack/Bhubaneswar: In the past few days, armed miscreants have created havoc in different places of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar. Amid rising crime in twin city, Cuttack-Bhubaneswar Commissionerate Police today informed that cops will carry loaded firearms in PCR vans to combat armed miscreants. Police Commissioner, Satyajit Mohanty stated, “Well-trained cops in PCR vans will carry pistol […]

Kandhamal youth held for 'cheating' multiple women

Kandhamal: Commissionerate Police today arrested a youth for allegedly cheating several women on the pretext of marriage. The accused has been identified as Priyaranjan Naik from Daringbadi area of Kandhamal. According to reports, Priyaranjan used to lure women by introducing himself as doctor, bank manager and government employee. After establishing physical relationship, the accused allegedly […]

Five held for detaining 29 girl students in Gajapati

Gajapati: Police have arrested five persons for allegedly detaining 29 girl students of a government residential school at Antaraba under Mohana area of Gajapati district. All of them went missing from the hostel on January 26. Adaba Police said that after leaving the hostel, the girl students were detained by the accused inside a hut. […]

SHOCKING! Woman murders roommate in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: A woman killed her roommate by slitting her throat following a quarrel in their house in Lane-5 of Gouri Nagar in Bhubaneswar early morning today. The deceased has been identified as Alakananda Das. The incident has sent shockwaves in the capital city as during an interrogation by Lingaraj police, the accused Anisha Mitra confessed […]

Minor girl gang raped in Sambalpur; 1 detained

Sambalpur: A minor girl was allegedly gang raped in Kuchinda area of Sambalpur today. The incident took place while the girl was returning home along with her brother after watching ‘Makar Mela’ in Turei village. According to the complaint lodged by the family members of the girl at Mahulpali Police Station, four youths gang raped […]

Odisha Police building capacity to tackle cyber crime

Bhubaneswar: From hacking air traffic systems to stealing data from cellphones, there has been a significant rise in the number of cyber crimes posing a serious challenge for the Odisha Police. During the 61st Senior Police Officers’ Conference in Bhubaneswar today, several sessions were organised to discuss and prepare strategies to tackle the challenges posed […]

Minor girl shot dead in Balasore; murder over love affair suspected

Balasore: A minor girl, who had reportedly gone missing some eight days ago, was shot dead at Arada bazaar area under Sahadevkhunta police limits in Balasore district on Saturday. It is suspected that the 14-year-old girl, a student of Class IX was killed over love affair. According to reports, girl had eloped with a youth, […]

Inter-state dacoit gang busted in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: In a major breakthrough, Commissionerate Police arrested four members of a criminal gang and recovered cash worth Rs 40, 000, 25 mobile phones and two bikes from their possession. According to sources, all of them are residents of Jajpur and Ganjam and are involved in a number of crimes including the recent one in […]

Body of unidentified man found in Berhampur

Berhampur: Body of an unidentified man was recovered from a drain on Gada Humma-Kala Jamuna road under Rambha police limits in Berhampur today. After getting information, Sub-Divisional Police Officer, Ramesh Chandra Sethi and Rambha Police Station in-charge, Krushna Chandra Sethi reached the spot and sent the body to MKCG Medical College and Hospital for post-mortem. […]

Youth injured in firing in Bolangir

Bolangir: A youth was critically injured after being shot at on Bolangir-Titlagarh road today. The injured has been identified as Dilip Patnaik who suffered bullet injuries on his chest and waist. Patnaik was initially admitted to Bolangir district headquarters hospital, but later he was shifted to Burla medical as his condition worsened. “After a medical […]

Elderly man murdered by son & grandson for refusing their demand for money

Angul: An 85-year-old man was allegedly murdered by his son and grandson after he refused to give them money in Santhapada village under Talcher police limits in Angul on Sunday. According to sources, the victim Goura Naik had turned down the demand of his 50-year-old son Gangadhar Naik and grandson 19-year-old  Devbrat Naik when they […]

Crime rate among engineering students raises concern

Bhubaneswar: The craze for easy money and lavish lifestyle has been landing engineering graduates of the state behind the bars. According to reports, as many as 165 cases were registered against engineering students between 2007 and 2017, and a total of 744 students were arrested on criminal charges during the same period. Many engineering students […]

Beggar’s son found dead; mother alleges murder

Berhampur: Hema Nayak used to beg and take care of her ailing son with the hope that he would get well soon. But Hema’s hopes were shattered after her son was found dead under mysterious circumstances near Lohachakhanda river bridge at Sankha Sahi in Bhanjanagar in Ganjam district on Saturday. The deceased has been identified […]

Police to intensify foot patrolling to curb crime in Rourkela

Rourkela: In a bid to curb the rise in criminal activities in Rourkela, police have decided to intensify foot patrolling in the steel city from tomorrow. Picketing of armed personnel and installation of CCTV cameras at key places are some of the other measures planned by the police as part of the crime prevention policy. […]

Man arrested for killing 13-day-old daughter

Angul: Police have arrested a man today for allegedly killing his 13-day-old daughter by throwing her in a well in Chhanchunia village of Angul district. The matter came to light on July 6 when the infant had suddenly gone missing. Initially, a fake story of the baby being taken away by dogs was spread across […]

Odisha woman 'possessed by ghost of husband' narrates hubby's murder

Kendrapada: In a bizarre incident, a woman in Marsaghai area of Kendrapara allegedly possessed by the ghost of her deceased husband has narrated how her hubby was murdered and did not commit suicide. The deceased identified as Subodh Nayak was found hanging from an electric pole on July 2.  However, after 6 days, family members […]

Odisha Crime Branch plans to attach gangster Tito’s property

Bhubaneswar: From tender works to stevedoring to real estate and hotel chains, arrested gangster Sayed Usman Ali aka Tito has allegedly set up a huge empire from the ill-gotten money through his crime syndicate. The Special Task Force (STF) of Crime Branch will soon move court seeking permission to attach the property of gangster Tito […]