Normalcy returns to violence-hit Kodala

Berhampur: The situation at Kodala area where two persons were killed in police firing on July 15 has returned to normal in Ganjam district, official sources said on Tuesday.

The police had opened fire to clear a road blockade set up by villagers protesting the arrest of 45 persons for a clash on July 13 in which two persons were killed.

Four medical medical teams were deputed during the day to visit Digapada, Matha Sarasingi, Phasi and Khajapalli gram panchayats to treat women and the elderly following a decision taken by at a peace committee meeting by the district administration.

Those who attended the meeting complained that many injured in police action could not get medical treatment.

District collector Krishan Kumar, who presided over the meeting, assured them that medical team would be sent to the affected areas.

At least five doctors and para-medical staff from hospitals at Berhampur, Kabisurya Nagar and Khandadeuli were deputed to the affected areas, Chief District Medical Officer S N Patnaik said.

Superintendent of Police Rajesh Pandit said the situation in the area was peaceful.