Forest officials attacked in Ramchandi Jungle

Konark: In second such incident within a day, forest officials were attacked by miscreants, this time in Konark. The incident occurred in Ramchandi Jungle within the Balukhanda Sanctuary in Konark, when a group of cashew nut thieves attacked the forest officials during patrolling.

According to sources, forester Jogendra Nath Patra and watchman Bharat Pradhan have been injured in attack. Both the victims were admitted to Puri hospital.

The forest officials after getting information about cashew nut theft had gone to the spot where they were attacked by the miscreants. The accused managed to lee the spot after the attack.

A case has been registered at the Konark police station in this regard.