BURLA: Out of the several injured person in Police lathicharge on Saturday,one student called Sashikant Panda succumbed to his injuries at the VSS Medical College and Hospital at Burla on Sunday.
Sashikant was hit on his head by Police personnel when police lathi-charged the angry mob of students on Saturday evening.He died at around 11 am in the morning but information was made public by noon 2 PM. It is also alleged that the doctors in VSS medical college misbehaved Sashikant's father and neglected his treatment as well. As soon as the news of Sashikant was made public various student union in Burla came out to street.They forcefully entered the post-Morten room and took Sashi's dead body with them.When reports last came in they have kept his dead body on the main road of Burla and are demanding strict action against police and the doctors who are responsible for the negligence in treatment.Students are very angry and they are burning tyre. Sambalpur Collector and SP have rushed to the spot to negotiate with the agitating students. Meanwhile Sambalpur town is also tense as all the student union in Western Orissa have joined the agitation.
Another student Saroj Biswal who was also severely beaten by Balangir police is said to be in critical condition.He is now shifted to Kalinga hospital and is kept in the ICU.
Another Young businessman from Balangir called Mukesh Keshwani is also said to be critical.Yesterday when the students ranshaked his Shop,Mukesh was trying to close his shop when Police arrived and beat him indiscriminately due to which he suffered multiple fracture and is kept in ICU in VSS medical college Burla.Doctors have recommended an emergency operation on him to save his life.
Balangir Police atrocities doesn't stop there.They took many innocent labourers and have detained them in Jail till now.Many businessman are also said to be taken by the police .
Tommorow on 25th October the Youth Congress of Orissa,Balangir Student congress,Balangir Chambers of Commerce,Balangir Bar Association as well as Western Orissa Student Union,Koshal Student Union and many more Organisation have called Western Orissa Bandh to protest this Police atrocities.
Meanwhile it has been alleged that all these disturbance started when a local SI of Balangir named Karkara misbehaved Late Shakti Prasad Mohanty's father and asked him to forget about this incident.He also ordered lathi charge in the Hospital premises to disperse the student with out any permission from his higher authority.This act of police escalated the situation.Mr. Karkara has a dubious record of such atrocities.
Today Balangir Dist Peace Committee and Balangir Citizen Committee has demanded strong action aginst these Policeman.