Thursday, October 5, 2023

Umpire killed for displaying ‘no ball’ signal during cricket match in Odisha’s Cuttack

A cricket tournament turned tragic after the umpire was fatally attacked on the field in Odisha. The deceased, identified as Lucky Raut, was stabbed to death by another youth after he displayed a ‘no ball’ signal.

By India Today Crime Desk: An umpire facilitating a cricket match was killed in a fit of rage after he displayed a ‘no ball’ signal during an ongoing cricket match.

The incident was reported from Odisha’s Cuttack on Sunday.

According to the details, the deceased, identified as 22-year-old Lucky Raut, was stabbed to death by one Smruti Ranjan Rout following an argument over the ‘no ball’ signal.

Meanwhile, the victim was rushed to CB Medical College and hospital, where doctors pronounced him dead.

Reports said the match was a tournament between two teams – Brahmapur and Shankarpur.

The incident triggered tensions in the village, following which police forces were deployed to avoid any untoward incidents. An investigation into the case was launched.

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