10 January 2020
Bhawanipatna: A youth was killed and his father bore critical injuries as miscreants attacked them in an attempt to loot Rs 7 lakh. The incident occurred today near Tentulikhunti Bazar grounds under Junagadh police limits of Kalahandi district.
The victims have been identified as father Khita Nayak and son Balabhadra Nayak. The duo was into cotton farming and hailed from Boraguda village. They had withdrawn Rs 7 lakh from a bank at Bhawanipatna town and were returning home when they were attacked by miscreants armed with a country pistol and iron rods. They thrashed the duo and fled with the cash,
Both were found in bloodied condition who rushed them to Bhawanipatna DHH. Balabhadra was shifted to VIMSAR, Burla as his condition was deemed critical. However, upon arrival doctors declared him ‘brought dead’. Khita is under treatment at Bhawanipatna.
Junagarh Police inspected the scene and found the country pistol. A probe is underway.