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Sharmili Mallick

Nayagarh: Five persons of two families received critical injuries after some miscreants attacked them on Sunday allegedly for not attending a padyatra of BJD at Sankhei village under Itamati police station in Nayagarh district two days back.

All the injured have been admitted to the Nayagarh District Headquarters Hospital (DHH) where they are undergoing treatment.

“We were standing when two persons - Nanda and Chandu started quarrelling with each over some issues and all of a sudden they attacked us with sharp weapons,” alleged a victim, Gobind Palei.

“We are BJD supporters, but did not attend the rally which was held two days back in the area. We believe this is the reason behind the murderous attack on us,” he added.

On the other hand, police and local BJD members are yet to comment on the incident.

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