18 September 2019
Kendrapada: Tension prevailed in Pattamundai police station today evening over allegations of the death of a youth in police custody. The youth in question, Sushant Behera, was detained by the police in a case of bootlegging.
Behera, a native of Haradapalli village, was brought to the police station today at around 3 pm. He fell unconscious at the police station and was rushed to the local CHC, said sources.
Behera was shifted to SCB Medical College and Hospital after his condition worsened. He was pronounced dead by the doctors at SCB.
Family members of the deceased alleged that he was tortured by the police and succumbed to the injuries. Meanwhile, the police have registered a case and investigating into the matter.