Liquor trader kills man, injures 3 in Odisha’s Bargarh

Bargarh: A liquor trader allegedly killed a person and injured three others at Sohela Bazaar in Odisha’s Bargarh district, late last night.

According to reports, Sanjeev Pradhan, the deceased hailing from Chhattisgarh, and three youths of Badipali village under Bijepur police limits in the district had yesterday gone to a liquor shop at Sohela Bazaar after watching ‘Rabana Podi’.

After consuming liquor at the shop, the three youths refused to pay following which an altercation ensued between the liquor shop owner and the trio. It took an ugly turn as the liquor trader attacked Sanjeev and the three youths with a knife leaving them critically injured.

They were admitted to Sohela Community Health Centre, where Sanjeev succumbed to his injuries. On the other hand, the liquor trader and one of his associates, who was also involved in the attack, absconded after the incident.

Police have started investigation into the matter and efforts were on to apprehend the accused.

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