Kendrapara: As many as five members of two families sustained injuries in a pre-poll violence at Rajgarh village under Mahakalpada block in the district on Friday night.
According to sources, family of one Rabindra Lenka of Rajgarh village had an altercation with another family over supporting a candidate for the three-tire panchayat polls.
The altercation took a violent turn as the members of the families hurled stones, bottles at each other in which five persons sustained injuries, sources added.
Out the five persons three sustained critical injuries in the violence. The three critically injured persons have been identified as Rabindra Lenka, his wife Prabhabati Lenka and son Amiya Lenka.
The trio were first admitted to Kendrapara hospital and later shifted to SCB medical college and hospital in Cuttack.
Being informed about the incident, police rushed to spot and started an investigation into the matter.