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Harassed by local youths and sarpanch, a septuagenarian commits suicide.

Kendrapara, May 22 (UNI) Harassed by local villagers and unable to get justice from the police, a septuagenarian committed suicide by consuming poison.
Parikhita Behera , a resident of Bibhutipada village under Endor GP of Derabish police limit who made an attempt to commit suicide by consuming poison in front of SP office premises on May 15 last died while undergoing treatment at a hospital on May 20 last.
Sources said Parikhita who had a land dispute case with his neighbour had also faced the wrath of some local youths as he exercised his franchise in favour of a candidate of a particular political party.
The septuagenarian, had earlier knocked the doors of Kendrapara SP office to get justice for his land dispute with his neighbour .
With the intervention of Kendrapara SP ,the demarcation work of his land dispute was done with the help of Derabish police. The village gentry later made an attempt to solve the land dispute between Parikhita Behera and his neighbour.
But, the neighbour did not obey the decision of village gentry . Later, he and his wife faced the wrath of local youths after they cast their votes to a particular party candidates.
Parikhita came to SP office on May 15 last and consumed poison in front of the district SP office. A suicidal note was also found from Parikhita’s pocket in which he alleged that the local sarpanch,Biju Yubabahini members and local police misbehaved him as he cast his vote in favour of BJP party candidates.
The oldman was rushed to the district head quarter hospital for treatment and later shifted to Cuttack-based hospital where he died while undergoing treatment .
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