Balasore: A comedian of a Jatra troupe was allegedly killed by some miscreants in a market at Bhogarai of Balasore district early this morning.
The deceased has been identified as Trailokya Ranjit (Tika), a resident of Katisahi village under Baliapal police limits in the district.
Sources said Trailokya, who works with Subhalaxmi Opera, had gone to a market in Bhograi to consume liquor after finishing rehearsal. Trailokya had a heated argument with other customers over some trivial issue in the market. The situation later took a violent turn as a scuffle ensued among them.
Though the exact circumstances surrounding his death is still unclear, police have detained two persons for interrogation in this connection.