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Cigarette Urge Kills Youth In Odisha's Jagatsinghpur

03 July 2019

Binay Kumar Ray

Jagatsinghpur: A youth was thrashed to death by locals at Nuagaon village under Naugaon police limits in Jagatsinghpur on Tuesday night after he attacked a betel shop owner of the village for denying him cigarette.

Reportedly, the deceased identified as Bandhan Mohanty had been out on bail for the past few days. Last night he had demanded the shop owner a cigarette and on denial he attacked the shop owner.

Irate over this, family members of the shop owner and locals thrashed Bandhan and handed him over to police, who admitted him to Naugaon Community Health Centre (CHC).

It was while undergoing treatment at the CHC that Bandhan succumbed to his injuries. Meanwhile, police have registered a case and initiated an investigation in this regard.