The victims have been identified as Amulya Das (43), Parbati Das (41), Ranjita Das (40) and Ahalya Das (30). All the victims are member of one family and residents of Bhinpur village.
As per the report, Amulya Das’ family had a past enmity with one Kalia Das’ family in the village for past few years. Four days ago an argument had erupted between the two sides over the running dispute also.
In an attempt to settle the score, Kalia and his associates barged into Amulya Das’ house last evening and attacked the latter’s family members with cudgels.
All the injured were first taken to Tihidi Community Health Centre (CHC) for treatment and then shifted to Bhadrak District Headquarters Hospital (DHH) due to critical conditions.
Police have carried out the preliminary investigation by reaching the spot and launched an investigation into the case.