BHUBANESWAR: A 20-year-old youth, who was rescued in a critical condition by Fire Services personnel and Badagada Police from a well located near Bramheswar Temple at Tankapani Road on Monday, succumbed on his way to the hospital.
The youth was identified as Litu Behera. According to police, locals heard faint screams coming out of the well. On rushing to the spot, they found Litu and alerted police and the fire station. At around 9 pm, the youth was brought out of the well in a critical condition.
While Litu had minor bruises on his body, police suspect that he could have been assaulted and then pushed into the well by unidentified miscreants. Litu was a resident of Adheikhal slum in BJB Nagar. He had left home in the evening with three friends, Litu’s father said.
Meanwhile, the deceased’s family members and friends created a ruckus at Capital Hospital alleging that Litu was murdered. Patients, attendants and the general public had to face inconvenience because of the chaos as the agitating family members blocked the main entrance of the hospital.
The blockade was cleared only after a team of Capital Police led by IIC MR Garnaik assured the protestors that a thorough probe will be conducted.
“Currently, we have registered a case of unnatural death and are awaiting the post mortem report to ascertain the actual cause of Litu’s death,” Badagada IIC Suvendu Swain said.