**Berhampur**: In a shocking incident at Bhabarada village, in Ganjam, goons attacked the parents of a girl and killed her mother as they dared to lodge a complaint against them for eve teasing their daughter. The father is critical and battling for his life.
Following the incident, the irate locals of Bhabarada village under Polasara police limits in Ganjam district set ablaze a police jeep and staged a road blockade in protest over this incident.
Notably, four youths had passed some lewd comments on a girl, following which the girl’s father, Prakash Swain, had filed a complaint with the Polasara police.
The relatives allege that they had sought action against the culprits, but the police did not take any action against them although they were compelled to bribe them.
Moreover, the four persons involved in eve teasing attacked the parents of the girl on Sunday morning. The mother, Kamala was seriously injured and was rushed to the hospital immediately where she succumbed to the injuries. The father also sustained critical injuries in the attack.
The locals of the village staged road blockade by placing the body of Kamala Swain, the girl’s mother, demanding the arrest of the culprits. They also gheraoed the police station and set a police jeep on fire.
“We have suspended the sub-inspector after this protest,”said K.B Singh, D.G, Odisha Police.
“Now the situation is under control. The body of the mother has been sent for post-mortem. We will nab the culprits very soon,”said Amitav Thakur, IG, Southern Range while speaking exclusively to Ommcom News. He is presently at the Polasara police station to take stock of the situation.
Seven platoons of police have been deployed there to avoid any sort of further untoward incidents.