Women injured in clash while protesting liquor unit

Deogarh: Anti-liquor protests turned ugly when a number of women belonging to a Self Help Group (SHG) in Palasama panchayat of Deogarh district were injured after a clash erupted while they were protesting the establishment of a liquor unit in the area.

As per sources, the administration had granted permission for establishment of a liquor unit in the area, triggering sharp resentment among local women. Protesting the decision, women in large numbers from Babaji Mathh, Baghabar, Kaloni Sahi and Hada Sanghar villages staged a demonstration. However, as per allegations, the owner of the liquor unit sent goons and attacked the women with stones and sticks leaving many injured.

Sources said that more than seven women were critically injured and had to be rushed to Chhatabar hospital.