Nilagiri: Tension erupted in Nilagiri in Balasore district over comments passed to a Class-IX girl student of Ayodhya Marichi Bidyaniketan school. A local hotel owner and his nephew allegedly passed some comments on the girl after dashing her with their motorcycle.
When asked about the incident, the accused abused the parents of the girl and attacked her father with a hatchet leaving him seriously injured.
The incident sparked off tension as locals, including women, ransacked a few hotels in the area demanding the arrest of the accused. Irate locals also gheraoed the Ayodhya police outpost.
Later, Nilagiri police arrived at the spot and rescued the out-post in-charge and took the accused to the police station for questioning.
“The accused uncle-nephew duo started following by my niece while she was returning from school. They bumped their bike into her. When she fell down, they manhandled her. We demand suspension of the police outpost in-charge and action against the accused,” said the uncle of the victim.
“The girl is being regularly subjected to filthy comments. Girls are not even going to school out of fear. We want that hotel to be closed,” said an agitating woman from the nearby village.