Group Clash Over Ganpati Immersion : 5 Injured

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Bhubaneswar: Tension ran high in Old Town here on Sunday night taking after a conflict between two groups over the issue of immersion of Ganpati idol held recently.

Five people were harmed of whom the condition of two people is expressed to be critical.

All the harmed people including two genuinely harmed people recognized as Muktikant Badu and Chandrakant Badu of Badasahi were hospitalized.

Talking to media persons, Tarini, a girl who sustained injury in the attack, said “Some people first attacked us. As my brother went out to register an FIR in the police station, another group of around 30 to 40 barged into the shop and started throwing bottles kept inside it. As they started damaging the glass fittings of the shop, I tried to pull down the shutters. The assailants then attacked my elder brother. As I tried to prevent them from doing so they started beating me up. Later on the attackers thrashed Chandra Bhai and knocked my mother down,” she added.