Nine youths injured in acid attack

Berhampur: Nine youths were injured when some miscreants threw acid on them during immersion of Ganesh idols at Beguniapada in Kodala area of Odisha’s Ganjam district, the police said today.

While four victims were admitted to MKCG Medical Collwge and Hospital here, others were treated at the local hospital after the incident that took place on Sunday.

Previous enmity is stated to be the cause of the incident, police said.

“Before the immersion, they had dispute over staging of dance. It might be the cause of the incident,” the police said.

“Raids are being conducted in different places to nab the accused,” Inspector In-Charge of Kodala police station Kalpana Kanhara said.