Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bargarh, Jul 21:
Irate villagers and family members of a deceased youth in Odisha’s Bargarh district, who died due to alleged police excesses while in custody yesterday, blocked the road demanding compensation today.
The youth– Pravat Dharua– from Baulasingha village under Bhatli police station limits was arrested yesterday on charges of outraging the modesty of a woman.
Hours after his arrest, he was admitted to VIMSAR, Burla yesterday night following some complications. He was declared dead by the attending doctors today.
“This is not a custodial death. We are investigating the matter to ascertain the reason that lead to his death,” Bargarh SP, Asish Singh said.