Rashmi Ranjan

Tension ran high at Anko panchayat under Rupsa police limits in Balasore district after spectators indulged in a fight over non-availability of seats at a jatra venue on Monday night.

According to sources, all tickets for the second show of opera party- Tulasi Gananatya- were sold out.

But, when the spectators came to jatra venue with their tickets they found there were no seats. Soon, they brought the matter to the notice of the organisers.

However, instead of arranging seats, the organising committee allegedly issued two tickets for a single seat. Fumed over the incident, the visitors entered into a commotion with the organisers, sources added.

The brawl took an ugly turn after the spectators and organisers entered into a violent fight. The angry mob ransacked the venue and hurled chairs at the jatra pandal.

Several persons also sustained injuries on their heads in the clash, sources informed, adding that the show was canceled after the high-voltage tussle.

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