JEYPORE: Villagers of Nandaguda blocked road on Sunday by placing bodies of two brothers, who were hacked to death, demanding immediate arrest of the accused. Some persons of Gaganpur under Jeypore Sadar police limits had hacked two brothers to death over a land dispute at Matiguda village on Saturday. The deceased are Hiran Bag and his brother Laxman Bag. According to reports, Bag family of Nandaguda village had allegedly encroached on a piece of land at Matiguda and started plotting the land which was protested by people of neighbouring Gaganpur village.
The villagers claimed that the land belonged to the Revenue department and Bag family had no right to cultivate or plot the land. Both the parties had informed the district administration and police about the matter. On Saturday, when Bag brothers went to the land, Gaganpur villagers gathered in large number. They hacked Hiran and Laxman, killing them on the spot. When the news spread, villagers of Nandaguda rushed to the spot and a clash ensued between them and another group of Gaganpur villagers. Three persons of Nandaguda and one from Gaganpur were injured in the clash.
Placing the bodies of Bag brothers on Visakhaptanam -Raipur NH near Jeypore bus stand, Nandaguda villagers staged demonstration and demanded immediate arrest of Gaganpur villagers involved in the murders. Vehicular movement on the highway was disrupted for several hours. Later, cops of Jeypore Sadar and Town police station rushed to the spot and assured the agitators to arrest the attackers within the next three days following which, the ‘rasta roko’ was withdrawn.Jeypore Sadar police have rounded up 30 Gaganpur villagers so far.