Seven injured in group clash over fishing in Odisha’s Berhampur 

Berhampur: As many as seven persons were injured after a clash erupted between two groups of two different villages over past enmity in Berhampur.

As per reports, following a dispute over fishing in Bahuda river, villagers of Rameyapatna and Chandanbada got into a dispute last night which later turned into a violent clash.

Reportedly, swords and other weapons were used in the clash during which seven persons including Rameyapatna Sarpanch P Rameya and a woman from Chandanbada were also injured.

Rameya, who suffered a head injury was admitted to Berhampur hospital and later shifted to a private hospital in Bhubaneswar. Following tension, one-and-a-half platoons of police force were deployed at the spot and section 144 was imposed.

Golantara Police and Sunapur Marine Police have launched an investigation into the case. Sources said a similar incident of violence had erupted two years back.

Speaking on the matter, Berhampur SP Pinak Mishra said that action will be taken all the accused. “A clash had erupted between two groups of Rameyapatna and Chandanbada villages following which six to seven people were injured. We have launched an investigation to take action against the accused. We are also trying to settle the dispute between them,” said Mishra.