Locals attack JE over power outage in Odisha’s Balasore

The JE of Nilagiri Electricity Department was attacked by irate locals near Manasha Temple of Barisahi over a power outage in Balasore district of Odisha.

Nilagiri: The JE of Nilagiri Electricity Department was attacked by irate locals near Manasha Temple of Barisahi over a power outage in Balasore district of Odisha. The injured JE admitted to district headquarters hospital Odisha.

According to sources, the JE, Partha Sarathi Barik, along with another employee were allegedly stopped on the road by a group of people while they were returning after attending a marriage function. Those people argued with them about the power outage ten they attacked them.

The JE Partha Sarathi has received critical injuries in the attack and was admitted to Niligiri sub-district hospital for treatment. Later he was shifted to the Balasore district headquarters hospital in critical condition. The police are investigating the incident after a complaint was lodged at the Nilgiri police station.

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