Bhubaneswar, June 21: In yet another instance of the deteriorating law and order situation in the capital city, some assailants allegedly torched an SUV car after attacking its owner in Delta Square of Bhubaneswar last evening.
Police have detained four persons in this connection and are questioning them.
As per reports, a youth had parked his SUV car at Delta Square under Khandagiri police limits and waiting for someone when 10-15 assailants came and started abusing him.
Later, the vehicle owner was trying to flee from the spot when the assailants chased him and attacked him. But he managed to escape from their clutches.
Tension prevailed in the area as the miscreants, thereafter, poured petrol and set the SUV car on flame. They started threatening the people present there before fleeing the spot.
On getting the information, fire tenders reached the spot and doused the flames but till then the car was completely gutted.
Khandagiri Police station IIC Padmanav Pradhan said the investigation into the matter is underway and assured that other culprits involved will be nabbed soon.
Police is suspecting the involvement of the infamous KBN group in the incident.