Group clash during festival celebration

Cuttack: Multiple cases of group clash have been reported during the Ganesh idol immersion. In a similar incident two parties from Madhuban and Madhupur villages of Barang in Cuttack, engaged in a clash for some unknown reason during the celebrations of Ganesh idol immersion and Khurdurkuni festival on Monday.

Later, after the violence intensified the infuriated villagers ransacked the puja mandap and nearby shops. They even started pelting stones at each other.

Meanwhile, police reached the spot to maintain law and order. The situation however came under control after police intervention.

Notably, an official of Barang police station has been reportedly injured in the group clash.