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Post-poll violence reported in Odisha’s Dhamnagar; Three injured, house burntSEXI News

Post-poll violence reported in Odisha’s Dhamnagar; Three injured, house burnt

Violence was reported in Dhamnagar assembly constituency of Odisha’s Bhadrak district in which at least three people, including a woman, were injured and a house burnt down, police said ahead of counting of votes in the recently held bypolls.

He said that incidents of violence have come to light from three different places in Tihidi block on Friday night and Saturday.

On Friday night, supporters of a political party attacked a father-daughter duo with an iron rod in Talagopabindha village. He has been admitted to Bhadrak district headquarters hospital, an official said.

The injured alleged that party supporters attacked them for voting for another party in the by-elections on November 3. He claimed that he was threatened against casting his vote earlier.

IIC Dibylochan Behera said that an FIR has been registered at Tihiri police station and further investigation is on.

In another incident, a person going to the field on Saturday morning was attacked by the supporters of the rival party. He was also admitted to the district headquarters hospital for treatment.

A family of Kharpada gram panchayat alleged that their thatched house was torched by members of a political party, allegedly for political reasons. A viral video shows the victim’s family members being prevented from taking shelter in the gram panchayat building after their house was gutted in the incident. He alleged that the son of the local sarpanch attacked him when he tried to take shelter in the panchayat building.

However, Odisha’s Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) SK Lohani said he had no information about the post-poll violence and would inquire about it from Bhadrak SP.

BJP candidate from Dhamnagar by-election Suryavanshi Suraj visited the hospital and inquired about the condition of the injured. He urged all political workers and supporters to refrain from any kind of violence.

BJD state vice-president Devi Prasad Mishra said the ruling party had nothing to do with the violence in Dhamnagar.

“The law will take its course. Police will take action against those involved in the violence,” he said.

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