Cuttack, Dec 2: The youth who was allegedly set on fire alive by some unidentified miscreants in Choudwar area of Cuttack district, succumbed while undergoing treatment at the hospital.
The deceased has been identified as Nischal Kumar Mohapatra (47) of Dimiri village under Govindpur police limits in the district
Mohapatra was found in a half- burnt condition from a crematorium near Biratgadi area of the city. He was rushed to hospital in a critical condition. However, he succumbed to his injuries after some time.
“We found the youth in a half burnt condition and admitted him at hospital for treatment but he succumbed after a few hours as his condition was critical. Though the exact reason of the incident is yet to be ascertained, police are suspecting, someone was trying to murder the youth. However, investigation has been started to ascertain details in this regard. Those who are involved in the incident will get stringent punishment”, said police.