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Odishatv Bureau

Bhubaneswar: A journalist of a private news channel was attacked by a police officer in an inebriated condition today in the State Capital. The accused cop has been identified as Ramakant Patra , IIC of Talabania police station in Puri.

Using unparliamentarily languages, the officer was found kicking and punching the reporter when the scribe asked him about the accident.

Sources said the police officer sustained injuries after causing a mishap near Daya river on the outskirts of the city. He was taken to Capital Hospital for treatment and the reporter went there to cover the news.

Irked, the officer attacked the scribe named Subhrakant Padhihary. A complaint has been registered at Capital police station in this connection.

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