Odisha: Election violence in Athgarh, 5 party workers injured

Athgarh: Election violence in Athgarh of Cuttack district in Odisha, as many as five people have been injured in the clash said reports. It has been reported that the clash took place between two groups in Harijan Sahi of Tardingi village under Athgarh police station.

Yesterday evening money and liquor was being distributed on behalf of a political party. On hearing this news, the workers of the rival party reached the spot and protested. After being provoked, they were beaten and attacked with deadly weapons. More than five workers of BJD have been injured.

One person is in critical condition while one minor has been shifted to Cuttack Children’s Hospital in critical condition. Police is investigating the incident of election violence in Athgarh.

Similarly, political violence has been seen in Pipili of Puri district. There is an attack between two groups. Gadhar Parida, a member of Panchayat Samiti, and two others were seriously injured. Gadhar’s right leg was broken while the other’s hand and shoulder were broken. They have been shifted to Bhubaneswar Capital Hospital in critical condition.

Recently on May 16 pre-poll violence was experienced in Khallikote of Ganjam district in Odisha.

Also Read: Pre-Poll Violence In Odisha: Section 144 Imposed In Khallikote

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