Nayagarh: Two persons were killed and five policemen and a woman were injured, two of them seriously, after being attacked by a mentally-unstable man at Odagan in Odisha’s Nayagarh district on Thursday morning.
Police later managed to overpower the man.
Following the incident, irate locals staged a road blockade demanding compensation for the bereaved families.
According to sources, the man attacked Lochan Sethi, a night watchman of Odagan Market, with an iron road early in the morning. He then chased passersby. Later, he attacked a woman near the cinema hall, killing her on the spot. Another woman was seriously injured in the attack.
Following information, a team of Odagan Police led by the IIC rushed to the market area and tried to overpower him. However, he retaliated and five policemen, including the IIC, were injured in the attack. The team later overpowered the man and brought him to the police station.
Some locals told the media that the man belongs to a nearby village in Odagan block. He had been spotted roaming in the market area since the last three days.
Talking to mediapersons, Nayagarh additional SP Dilip Sahani said investigation is on to ascertain whether the man is suffering from any mental illness. “We have apprehended him and sent him to a hospital for treatment,” he added.