PARADIP: Tension prevailed at Kulasamantrapur village under Tirtol police limits following a clash between the supporters of ward member candidates on Tuesday. Nearly eight persons were seriously injured.
Babaji Mohanty of Kulosamantrapur village reportedly won the election defeating Kunjabihari Swain. His supporters allegedly misbehaved and passed comments which irked Swain’s supporters following which a cl ash erupted injuring four each from both sides.
Mohanty and his supporters Surendra Nayak, Tapas Barik and Rabindra Nayak and Swain and his supporters, Prahallad Swain, Madhu Swain and Amulya Swain had to be shifted to SCB Medical, Cuttack, in a critical state.
Meanwhile, Swain and Mohanty have lodged FIRs in Tirtol police station.
Tirtol police station IIC Debadatta Kar said no one has yet been arrested for the clash and investigation is on.