A shocking incident of lynching has been reported from Odisha where a man was brutally hacked to death following a quarrel over the bursting of crackers on Diwali. According to the reports, Amaresh Nayak, a resident of BDA colony of Sundarpada area of Bhuwaneshwar was bursting firecrackers with his friends on Sunday when he got embroiled in a scuffle with a group of unidentified assailants who prevented Nayak and his friends from bursting crackers.
No sooner did the dispute devolved into a heated argument, after which the group of men attacked Amaresh with a sword, leaving him mortally injured. He was rushed to the hospital by his friends where the doctors declared him “brought dead”. The police have lodged a complaint and the investigation is underway even as the assailants are still at large.
As per the complaint lodged by a complainant, Amaresh and his buddies were bursting crackers and preparing a feast when a crowd of more than 20 youths reached the spot and started opposing them. In the ensuing brawl, they struck Amaresh with sword leaving him critically injured. He was rushed to the Capital Hospital, where doctor declared him dead.
Debi Prasad Sethi, one of the friends of Amaresh said that the group of attackers came with a gun and sharp weapons. He said that when they were partying and bursting crackers, the group arrived and asked them to stop. “Raghua, a youth among them brandished a gun at us while two others, Kuna and Babul attacked us with sharp weapons. I somehow managed to escape the spot and informed the matter to Amaresh’s family,” Debi Prasad Sethi said.
Sources said that the two groups were not in good terms and usually engaged in disputes.