12-hr bandh cripples normal life in Konark
Konark: Vehicular traffic was affected and markets wore deserted look in Konark today as activists of BJP observed a 12-hour bandh protesting rape of a West Bengal woman.
Tourists and commuters visiting Konark Sun Temple had a harrowing time due to the dawn-to-dusk shutdown. Activists of the saffron party blocked Konark-Puri, Konark-Bhubaneswar and Konark-Kakatpur roads affecting the vehicular movement.
Members of the BJP Mahila Morcha led by its State president Prabhati Parida staged pickets at different places in the tourist town.
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As per reports, a woman hailing from West Bengal was allegedly gang raped for 10 days after being held captive by a youth inside a house in Konark. The survivor was rescued by the Fire Services personnel on October 17 in a critical condition and rushed to hospital where she is undergoing treatment.
Meanwhile, cracking a whip on alleged flesh trade in the ancient town, police raided several lodges and arrested as many as six persons in this connection.