Pipili locals protest attack on sarpanch, block Bhubaneswar-Puri NH
Puri/ Bhubaneswar: Local residents of Laxminarayanpur of Pipili
area blocked the Bhubaneswar-Puri National Highway- 316 at
Gudiapokhari Square against the attack on Sarpanch Subasish Rath.
The incident triggered tension in the locality as the protestors
staged road blockade by burning tyres on the road, demanding immediate action against the culprits for attacking the sarpanch. As a result, hundreds of vehicles remained stranded on both sides of the road for hours.
The situation was brought under control after police reached the spot and assured the protestors that a thorough investigation will be conducted into the matter.
Laxminarayanpur Sarpanch was thrashed by a group of unidentified
youths at the block office on Thursday over alleged irregularities in distribution of consumer items.