10 arrested for ransacking residence of Odisha woman cricketer

Bolangir: The Town Police today arrested ten persons including eight women on charges of vandalising the residence and attacking the family members of Odisha cricketer Sarita Meher.

On January 5, some persons including women launched an attack on Sarita’s residence at Teligothapada with sharp weapons.

While Sarita escaped the attack as she was not present in her house, her father, brother and friend were injured during the attack. It was alleged that residents of neighbouring Baijayantipada village were behind the attack.

Following the incident, Sarita had filed a complaint at the local police station and demanded security for her family.

Although the exact reason behind the attack is not clear, a police team led by SP K Siva Subramani have visited the residence of the cricketer to take stock of the situation following the attack.

Sarita is a regular player in the State-level women cricket team from Odisha.