Pradeep Pattanayak

Throwing an open challenge to police, bike-borne miscreants attacked people with sharp weapons, leaving one seriously injured at Gudia Sahi under Town Police limits in Puri on Wednesday night. 

The entire episode was captured in CCTV cameras installed in the locality. 

On Wednesday night, some bike-borne miscreants reached Gudia Sahi and before anyone could understand what was happening, the miscreants started attacking local residents with sharp weapons. In the attack, one Madhusudan Patri and three others sustained injuries. 

The incident is suspected to be the fallout of an earlier clash between youths of a neighbouring area, temple servitors and servitors' associates (Jatri Gumasta).

Meanwhile, the police said they have identified the miscreants and are conducting raids on different locations and soon they would be rounded up. 

“Prima facie it appears that personal enmity is the reason behind the incident. We have already formed three teams. All the miscreants have been identified. Soon they would be arrested. After their arrest, we would take stern legal action against them,” informed Puri SP, Kanwar Vishal Singh.


(Reported by Madhusudan Mishra,OTV)