BHUBANESWAR: The triple murder at Khandagiri has raised questions on the safety of public in the Capital. The incident occurred at a location very close to Khandagiri and Udaygiri hills, barely 200 metres from Khandagiri police station. This has again gone on to prove that the criminals seem to fear the men in uniform the least.
The area being vulnerable to criminal activities, Khandagiri police station has a strong force of 38 constables and 34 home guards apart from the officers.
But, the chinks in its armour got exposed as a man freely walked into the house of the doctor in broad daylight and brutally murdered him and two others.
In June this year at Patrapara, a liquor shop employee was shot dead by some youths following a minor scuffle. The main accused is still at large. A couple of months back cashier of a private hospital was robbed at gun-point by some miscreants.
The incident occurred at the Khandagiri square which is at a stone’s throw away distance from the police station.
Time and again residents of the locality have complained about lackadaisical attitude of the PCR van staff especially while they patrol, particularly during day time. The region lying on the border of the city has become a hub of criminal activities like murder, robbery and illegal arms trade. “This demands effective and vigilant policing which has been lacking in the recent times,” opined Banshidhar Patra a retired lecturer.