Sharmili Mallick

Konark: Some miscreants hurled bombs at the house of a correspondent of Odisha Television (OTV) Network, Sanjay Pati in Balisahi area of Konark late Thursday night.

The bombs pelted damaged a portion of the outer wall of his house even though no casualty was reported in the incident.

A complaint was lodged in this regard at Konark Police Station today morning. The police have tightened security by deploying force outside Pati’s house in order to prevent any more untoward incidents.

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As per reports, Pati was out of his house yesterday when some miscreants hurled back-to-back three bombs on his house and fled the spot.

Pati was out of his house to cover COVID-19 related happenings on Thursday and it was too late in the night before he could return to his home and therefore he slept in a relative’s lodge.

“I was sleeping in the lodge when I received information about the attack from my younger brother over phone at around 12.40 am. Suspecting the hit could be on me, I immediately contacted the Konark Police Station IIC who came to the lodge and accompanied me to my house,” said Pati while narrating about the incident.

The IIC told me that the three masked assailants were intercepted by a patrolling cop near Majhipur Chhak. But they threatened the police by brandishing gun and fled the spot, added Pati.

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Meanwhile, Pati has refuted any personal enmity which led to the event. Police have seized a bag from the spot and have assured that further investigation is underway to arrest the perpetrators and ascertain the exact reason behind the attack.