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Notice to assault accused

Cuttack: Justice A.S. Naidu Commission probing into the alleged assault of a judicial magistrate in Rourkela by policemen on Sunday issued notices to prime accused and erstwhile inspector in charge of Uditnagar police station Sadananda Pujahari and five other persons, giving them opportunity to file clarifications in connection with the alleged incident. The other five persons, who were issued notices included the alleged victim of assault judicial magistrate first class Arun Pattnaik, the then SP, now on leave, Diptesh Pattnayak, Ram Kumar Panda, the then additional superintendent of police Rourkela, Suresh Kumar Padhi, DSP home guards, Rourkela and Tushil Kumar Majhi, sub-inspector of Uditnagar police station.

One drowns

Bhubaneswar: A Class X student went missing while bathing on Puri beach on Sunday. The incident happened when Sunil Sethy, along with two of his friends from Cuttack, drowned while bathing in the sea. The fishermen managed to rescue two of them whereas Sunil went missing. Sources said as many as 26 persons had drowned at the beach last year.

Pipili case

Bhubaneswar: Justice P.K. Mohanty Commission, which has been appointed to probe into the Pipili gangrape case on Sunday, visited Arjungada village. During the visit, the commission met the people of the village and had discussions. Earlier, the state government, amid strong opposition from various sections, had appointed the panel for the case.

Burn injury

Sambalpur: Undertrial Amosh Nag was admitted to VSS Medical College and Hospital at Burla with burn injuries. While jail officials described the incident as an attempt of suicide, Nag, in a statement to the district magistrate, on Saturday alleged that two of his inmates had tried to kill him by pouring kerosene. Superintendent of Sambalpur jail P.K. Mohapatra said an inquiry would bring out the truth.

Jaundice alert

Bhubaneswar: Death of one woman, along with 20 other persons affected by jaundice, has left number of villages of Biridi block of Jagatsinghpur panic stricken. Sources said a 58-year-old woman, Latamani Mahakuda, of Chasikhanda village was died of jaundice while 20 others were suffering from the same around Biridi block. Doctors said contaminated water might be the reason behind this and urged the district administration for immediate intervention.

OJEE results

Bhubaneswar: As many as 700 students appeared for entrance examination to get admission in masters in pharmacy, conducted by the Odisha Joint Entrance Examination (OJEE) on Sunday. OJEE sources said results of all the entrance examinations, including medical and engineering, courses were likely to be declared on last week of this month.