Youth admitted to ICU after police attack during checking in Bhubaneswar

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Published By : Prameya News Bureau | June 12, 2024 IST

Bhubaneswar, June 12: A youth has been admitted to ICU of a private hospital after he sustained grievous injury on his head during blocking and checking by Commissionerate police in Bhubaneswar.

The incident took place late on Sunday night. The victim, Kumar Tanmay, is a student of a private institution in Khandagiri area and residing in a rented house in Patia. He complained of stomach pain and vomiting after returning from a party on Sunday night. Later, Tanmay and one of his friends headed to a hospital on Bike for treatment. 

They encountered police checking near Damana Square. As they were not wearing helmets, they took a turn to return back. Meanwhile, two police personnel rushed to them and attacked with their batons. Tanmay sustained critical injury on his head while his friend suffered minor injury.

They were rushed to the capital hospital by their other friends where the attending doctors referred Tanmay to SCB Hospital in Cuttack after primary treatment.

Now, he is undergoing treatment in the ICU of a private hospital as his health condition deteriorated.

When asked about the incident, police said no such incident has been reported before them.

On the other hand, the victim’s family members said they will meet DGP after Tanmay gets well.

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