Salipur : 27/8/18:Tension has mounted up in Narendrapur gram panchayat under Nemalo police station jurisdiction of Cuttack district with an irate mob setting ablaze a police jeep with two warring factions fighting pitched battle over petty quarrel.
At least five seven were injured following a group clash. Situation has turned tense with mob disrupting vehicular traffic on Katikata-Jayipur and Korua-Nemalo road.
Situation is tense. We are trying to bring thing under control. Police forces from Nemalo, Salipur and Nischnitakoili and Jagatpur police stations have rushed to the spot to avert breach of peace, said Cuttack Rural Superintendent of Police, Madhabanand Sahu.
Two groups of people from Gopalpur and Kakudiapada villages were involved in the clash. Exact cause behind the disturbances is yet to be ascertained, he said.
With mob resorting to road blockade and brick-bating, situation has taken a disturbing turn. Police forces are yet to arrive at the spot of disturbances following the road blockade. There are reports of policemen injured following stone-pelting by the mobs, sources said