Dispute over burial ground sparks tension at Raighar block

Nabarangpur: Palpable tension prevails at Raighar block in the district following dispute between two villages over a burial ground. Due to the controversy, the funeral of a woman who died yesterday is yet to be conducted.

Sources said the family members of the deceased woman from PatrakotiSahi wanted to conduct her last rites at the disputed burial ground which was allegedly opposed by locals of Dhodrapara village.

Later, the family members and some locals staged a road blockade by placing the body of the woman on Raighar-Kundai road yesterday.

Following the incident, local Tehsildar and other police officials rushed to the spot to pacify the agitators who alleged that the bulk of the space of the crematorium has been illegally encroached upon in connivance of government officials.

The road blockade was continuing till the last filing of this report. Further details are awaited.