Balasore, Feb 13: A man was allegedly killed in a clash between a shopkeeper and four customers over buying of a cigarette at Rajdhani Chhak under Singla police station in the district late last evening.
As per reports, four customers reached the shop of one Ramesh Patra and bought a cigarette. However, the customers had an argument with Patra alleging him of demanding extra one rupee for the cigarette.
The argument subsequently turned violent and the Patra’s brother Jiban joined the clash. Jiban sustained grievous injuries and was rushed to the nearest hospital. Jiban was later referred to the SCB Medical College in Cuttacjk where he died under treatment.
Tension prevailed in the area following the incident as locals assaulted the four customers. They also ransacked the car of the customers. Police have started an investigation into the incident.