2 critical as group clash erupts in Harishankar temple of Balangir district

Balangir: As many as 2 persons sustained critical injury and admitted to hospital after a group clash erupted in the famous Harishankar temple area in Balangir district of Odisha on Wednesday.

As per reports, a group of youths had allegedly kept large amount of wine bottles in an ice box and were consuming alcohol near the water fall in the Harishankar temple area. They were also allegedly passing remarks to the women tourists.

After witnessing it, 2 members of the Harishankar temple committee went near them and asked them not to consume alcohol in that public place.

Accordingly, a verbal spat erupted between members of the two groups which later took an ugly turn and members of both the groups attacked each other with lathis.

After getting information, Harishankar Police reached the spot and pacified the fighting youths.

Reportedly, two people have sustained critical injury in the attack and they have been admitted to hospital. Police have detained 14 persons from both the groups in this connection. Further investigation of the case is underway.

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