Group clash in Kendrapara: Irate mob sets police vehicle on fire

Kendrapara: Tension prevailed in Narendrapur under Nemala police limits today following a group clash between the villagers of Narendrapur and Kakuriapara. The clash took an ugly turn as the irate mob set a police van on fire.

As per reports, an altercation ensued between the members of two villages during transportation of wood for the construction of Ganesh idol for Ganesh Chaturthi. However, the area soon turned into a battle field when some members of one groups allegedly thrashed an expectant mother.

Meanwhile, police have clamped Section 144 in the area to avoid any untoward incident and the situation is reportedly under control.