Rayagada: A youth was kidnapped and then brutally thrashed by a group of youths over previous enmity. The incident occurred in Rohit colony of Rayagada district, today.
The youth Vishal Pradhan had an altercation with a group of youths on February 4 and both the parties had lodged a case against each other, informed Rayagada Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) Ramprasad Sahoo. The matter was however resolved by police intervention.
Today at about 7.30 am, the miscreants allegedly kidnapped Vishal and locked him in a nearby apartment. They brutally beat him up with rods and locked him inside a room.
Rayagada police received a tip and rescued Vishal. They admitted him to Police hospital and took his statement.
A case was lodged and four people- Gorakh Chandra Pradhan, Laxminarayan Pradhan, Sandip Kumar Pradhan and Ashish Kumar Pradhan were taken into custody.
ASP Sahoo that they are investigating the case, besides, to maintaining peace in the area.