Locals parade officials barefoot in muddy puddles!

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Baripada: The students of a college under Kaptipada block in Mayurbhanj district on Thursday paraded government officials on bare foot in muddy road, to make them realise the poor condition of roads in the area.

Sources said, Kaptipada block development officer (BDO) Yudhisthir Nayak and an assistant engineer of Rural Development department faced the ire of the students of Nuasahi college, who have been demanding to repair the main road connecting Kaptipada town and Jadida village.

On Thursday, the enraged locals along with students of the college had sat on dharna in Kaptipada and demanded that the roads, which had developed potholes must be repaired at the earliest. When vehicular movement in the area came to a standstill and the situation went beyond control and the BDO reached the spot to pacify anger of the mob.

But the students took the officials under their control and insisted them to walk along with them in the muddy roads. Sources said, the officials traversed through the muddy road for about two kilometres.

The students who made the officials walk told OTV that the latter have assured them to repair the roads very soon.

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