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Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Jeypore, Jan 16:

A home guard who was critically injured in an attack by miscreants in Jeypore town of Odisha’s Koraput district died today.

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The deceased, identified as Basant Patra, succumbed to his injuries while being shifted to AIIMS Hospital in Bhubaneswar.

According to reports, Patra was attacked by a group of miscreants on Friday night while he was on duty here.

The home guard was rescued in a critical condition and admitted to a local hospital.

It was later decided to shift him to AIIMS, Bhubaneswar as his condition deteriorated.

However, he took his last breath near Berhampur on the way to the hospital today.

Later in the day, locals blocked NH-26 near Town police station here by placing the body on the road demanding compensation for the family members of the deceased and arrest of the culprits.