Bhubaneswar: A man was assaulted in front of his daughter following an altercation over car parking at Bhagwan Tower on Cuttack Road in Jharpada on Tuesday.
While the accused identified as Sankar Raut and Deepak Mohanty have been arrested, a PCR van in charge has been suspended stating he should have reacted better.
As per a complaint lodged by the victim, Parbinder Pal Singh, at Laxmi Sagar Police Station, he was returning home at Bhagwan Tower with his minor daughter at around 1.30 PM on Tuesday when he saw a blue colour car blocking the apartment’s gate.
When Parbinder asked the car owner to remove the car, the latter hustled him and also abused him and his community. Following it, Parbinder entered the building and called the police control room. The PCR van reached after twenty minutes and called him outside.
When he came outside and was talking with police near the main gate, some six to seven youths came and attacked him with bricks and stones due to which he sustained severe injuries on his face. They also looted Rs 15,000 cash and his watch.
Parbinder managed to escape from the spot and entered his house. Later, he went to Laxmi Sagar Police Station to lodge his complaint. Watching his condition, police immediately sent him to Capital Hospital for treatment.
He later returned to the police station with his medical report and lodged the FIR during which he came to know about the identity of one accused. He has demanded an unbiased investigation in the case and stringent punishment for the accused.