Villagers take to road protesting violence in Delang

Delang: Tension erupted in Delang area of Pipili today after locals blocked Khurda- Pattnaikiya road and staged a demonstration demanding immediate arrest of the persons involved in a fire  incident that razed 30 houses in Kuapada village last night.

The local police reached the spot and assured the protestors to nab the accused as early as possible. Twelve platoons of police were deployed in the area to maintain law and order. Senior police officials including Puri SP, SDPO and other police officials of the locality also held a detailed discussion on the situation.

According to reports, 30 houses in Kuapada village were torched by the miscreants who also hurled bombs on some houses last night while the villagers were fast asleep. A state of panic has spread in the Delang area following the incident.

The tension has been simmering in the village since April 19 when a villager Prasanna Bairiganjan was killed by some miscreants over past political enmity.