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History-Sheeter “Raju” killed in police encounter

history-sheeter-RajuA notorious criminal was shot dead in a shootout with the police on the outskirts of Sambalpur city on Thursday 2nd October 2014.

The history-sheeter, identified as Raju Saha, was killed in an exchange of fire near Dengasaragi village under the Ainthapalli police station, Sambalpur SP Akhileswar Singh said.

After getting information that some criminals were hiding at Dengsaragi, the police raided the village.The deceased criminal Raju, who first opened fire at the police during the raid, was grievously hurt in the return fire by the police and succumbed to his injuries on the way to the VSS Medical College Hospital at Burla.

Assistant Sub-Inspector of Ainthapalli police station Dhabaleswar Sahoo was hit by a bullet in his leg during the shootout.Raju was a known criminal with several criminal cases, including that of gunrunning pending against him. A few days ago, he was caught by the police for possession of illegal firearms, sources in the police said.

Mishap occurred in Redhakhol – Naktideul road

mishape occured in Redhakhol - Naktideul roadAnother road mishap occurred,  as the Bolero(OR 02BA 0963) hit the road side tree somewhere in Redhakhol – Naktideul road near chahatapada in sambalpur district. Three person were killed in this mishap and the driver ( named as Dhiren Sahu) was under treatment at VSS Medical College Hospital at Burla. They were all teachers of some institution.

This mishap happened when Minakshi Sahu and her father Ramakanta Sahu,  Ramakanta’s brother Rajanikanta Sahu, and Sridhar Majhi were returning to home after taking admination in +3 science in a college of Angul. Minakshi father Ramakanta Sahu was a retire head master and her uncle Rajanikanta Sahu was a sport teacher in Jagathnath Prasad Pabitra Mohan High School, and Sridhar Majhi was a School Inspecter in Block.

Naktideul police rused to mishap place as soon as they got to know about the accident, including police incharge Rameshchandra pradhan and ASI Rabinarayana Tripathy. Police found dead body of the three teachers and Minakshi as unconcious and injured driver.

6 died in road mishap in Sambalpur district

Six persons including four school children died and eight other sustained serious injury when a van carrying them collided head on with a truck in Odisha’s Sambalpur district, police said.

The incident took place at Tikilipara chhak under the Jamankira police station of Sambalpur district. The mishap occurred at around 11 am when the school children were going to take admission at a school. The deceased have been identified as Jeebardhan Patra (26), Jitendra Das (12), Jyoti Majhi (8), Mukesh Pradhan (13), Mamata Majhi (8) and Kundru Pradhan (23).

The injured persons have been admitted in the Veer Surendra Sai medical college hospital at Burla, where their condition is stated to be critical. The van carrying around 18 people, was going to Ardabahal Ashram school, which is a tribal Welfare Residential School, in Kuchinda sub-division of the Sambalpur district from Dudhianali of Deogarh district when it collided with a grapes laden truck, which was coming from opposite side, at Tikilipara.

The local people and the police rushed to the spot and rescued those trapped inside the van. The injured were first rushed to Jamankira Community Health Center, from where they were shifted to Veer Surendra Sai medical college hospital at Burla for specialised medical attention.

“Some parents and their children were also in the van. They were going to Ardabahal for admission of their children,” said police. The bodies have been sent for autopsy. The driver of the truck reportedly fled from the spot after the accident.

Farmers ends life in debt frustration

A debt-ridden farmer allegedly committed suicide by consuming pesticide on Saturday evening. His son, who also attempted to kill self, was admitted to VSS Medical College and Hospital, Burla, in a critical condition.

The deceased was identified as Bijay Thapa, 50, of Deogarhtikira village, on the outskirts of Bargarh town. He had taken a loan of around Rs one lakh from a cooperative society and other sources to cultivate his 3-acre land. But his crop was damaged in Phailin and heavy rain in October.

The family was under mental stress due to the loan. There was a verbal duel between the father and the son and both consumed pesticide out of frustration.

“We have registered a case and handed over the body to his relatives after postmortem,” said SDPO (Bargarh) Amarendra Rana.

Girl dies after falling in hot curry cauldron

An eight-year-old girl student of a tribal residential school died of burn injuries on Sunday after she fell into a hot curry cauldron.

Banita Kahnhar, a Class III student of Sevashram School run by Odisha government at Girish Chandrapur village, accidentally fell into the cauldron when the students were jostling to get egg curry while the mid day meal was being served in the school, they said.

The girl was first taken to VSS Medical College Hospital at Burla and then shifted to the SCB Medical College Hospital at Cuttack on Saturday evening. After battling for life in the surgery ward of the hospital, Banita died on Sunday, said hospital emergency officer B.N. Maharana.