Balakati, April 5: Some residents of Hanumantpatna village staged demonstration in front of Balakati police outpost over biased investigation by the police in Khordha district today.
According to the locals, Kartik Behra’s family had a face-off with families of Judhistrir Behera and Hemant Barik of the village last Friday following which seven family members of Kartik Behera sustained critical injuries. Once again, the same families clashed on Saturday in which five family members including Judhistir Behera and Hemant Barik’s family were critically injured.
However, after investigating the case, the police arrested 12 members of Judhistir Behera and Hemant Barik’s family and court forwarded them. Irate over this incident, women family members of Judhistir Behera and Hemant Behera staged demonstration demanding the arrest of members of Kartik Behera’s family involved in this case.
On being informed, the IIC of Balianta Police station, Pradeep Rout, reached the spot and pacified the protesters giving them assurance to conduct free and fair investigation.