Bhubaneswar: BJD president & CM Naveen Patnaik condemned the attack on brother of minister Susanta Singh at Sohel. Violence has no place in democracy & people of Odisha are peace loving. I strongly condemn the cowardly act that took place yesterday night, says Naveen Patnaik.
It should be noted that Labour Minister Susant Singh’s brother and three other persons were attacked last night hours after the campaign for the Bijepur Assembly by-election concluded on Thursday.
The four were intercepted by unidentified miscreants near Banabira under Sohela block of Bargarh district late last night when they were on way.
According to reports, unidentified miscreants intercepted the four-wheeler of Susant’s brother Subrat Singh and allegedly attacked them. They fled the spot son after the attack. It has also been alleged that the gang of miscreants fired at their vehicle and damaged it completely; however, no one was hit.
The injured were immediately rushed to Sohela Hospital and later shifted to Burla Hospital where they are undergoing treatment. While two of them have suffered minor injuries and are stable, condition of other two is still stated to be critical. Police have launched a probe into the incident detaining some youths on suspicion.