Woman devotee ‘assaulted’ by cops inside Puri Srimandir

Puri: A woman devotee was allegedly thrashed by cops inside the Puri Srimandir today. The woman devotee, who suffered injuries, alleged that some policemen physically assaulted devotees during darshan near Bhitara Katha.

“Policemen hit me during darshan inside the temple. They shouted at us and asked us to leave the place quickly. I have suffered injuries due to the assault,” the complainant said.

As per reports, the injured woman was admitted to hospital following the incident.

No comments could be obtained either from the Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) or the police.