Puri: A meeting to resolve issues between two groups turned violent and resulted in the death of a youth while his father suffered grievous injuries. The incident occurred at Alasahi village under Astaranga Police limits here on late Saturday.
The deceased has been identified as Dillip Swain, son of Sadhu Swain.
Reportedly, the two groups had met to smoothen out the differences amidst them. However the discussions turned violent and the father-son duo were among the four who were attacked.
All of them were rushed to a nearby hospital, however Dillip succumbed to the injuries. Sahu and two others have been taken to Bhubaneswar as their condition worsened.
In protest of these attacks, locals burnt tyres and blocked road in demand for immediate arrest of the accused.
By the time Astaranga Police arrived in the spot the accused had absconded. But they were able to seize a damaged car with bloodstains on the bonnet and a knife from the spot. Police have initiated a probe in this matter.