Dhenkanal (Odisha): Five persons, including
an MLA, were injured and two vehicles damaged during repolling
in a panchayat election in Dhenkanal district of Odisha on Monday,
The trouble started when the vehicle of NCP MLA Navin Nanda was attacked by a rival group during repolling for zilla
parishad in Nihalprasad area under Gandia block.
Besides Navin Nanda, his son Sandeep Nanda and his
personal security officer Basanta Nayak were injured in the
attack and their jeep was damaged, Superintendent of Police
Satish Gajbhiye said.
The attackers dispersed when Nayak fired in the air,
police said adding Sandeep and Nayak were shifted to SCB
medical college hospital at Cuttack, while the MLA was given
treatment at a local hospital.
Angry over the incident, a group of people damaged the
vehicle of Dhenkanal SDPO, Brahmananda Dandapat near Pingua
squre and injured two constables, the SP said.
The injured constables were sent to SCB Medical COllege
Hospital at Cuttack, he said.