JAJPUR: Four persons were injured, two seriously, when a defeated party attacked the supporters of a winning sarpanch candidate at Kundapatana village under Routarapur gram panchayat in Rasulpur block, on Wednesday night.
The injured have been identified as Purna Chandra Barik, Biswanath Barik, Nanda Kishore Barik and Kusa Barik. The injured were first rushed to Community Health Centre at Dharmasala and later shifted to district headquarters hospital.
An FIR has been lodged with Dharmasala police station in this connection and police are investigating.
Sources said about 15 supporters of Kulamani Sahoo allegedly attacked the supporters of the winning Sarpanch, Rabindra Kumar Sahoo on the village road.
Police have been deployed in the village to avoid any untoward incident.
In another post-poll incident, three persons of the winning candidate were injured when a defeated ward member candidate, Nrusingh Sahoo of Fartipur village under Korei block attacked them on Wednesday.
An FIR has been lodged with Sankhachila police outpost.