Bhubaneswar, [Current Date] – A violent clash occurred in Padmakesharpur, Patia area of Bhubaneswar, leaving several individuals injured. The altercation, which transpired between residents of two neighboring wards, escalated to a point where stones and bottles were hurled at one another, effectively transforming the area into a battleground. Prompt intervention by the Mancheswar police was required to quell the unrest.
This incident follows less than two months after a similar clash in Padmakesharpur resulted in ten individuals sustaining serious injuries. The ongoing conflict between the two wards has been brewing since the Panchayat election held two years ago. Thursday’s violence reportedly involved supporters of the current Sarpanch and his rival, who suffered defeat in the previous election.
It’s worth noting that the two opposing groups were previously involved in a violent clash on September 1 of this year, leading to injuries to ten people, including two children. Law enforcement subsequently arrested over 20 individuals involved in inciting violence and brought them before the courts.
Efforts to mediate and resolve the dispute through a peace committee have so far proven ineffective, as tensions flared up once again.