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Women ransack liquor shop, attacked

Press Trust of India  |  Kendrapara (Odisha) 

Women anti-campaigners allegedly ransacked a shop and were going to vandalise another, when they were assaulted by a mob injuring five of them in Kendrapara district, police said.

They campaigners were attacked at Olaver village under Rajkanika police station area after they vandalised a country shop in the locality and were marching towards an made foreign (IMFL) shop.

"We have received reports of women anti-activists causing damage to a country unit. Report of attack on the campaigners has also been received by us. Police are investigating," Kendrapara Superintendent of Police Dayanidhi Gochayat said.

Rajkanika area had hogged the limelight on March 8, 2015 for alleged police excesses on anti-campaigners.

Police had allegedly lathi charged and opened fire injuring nine agitators who who earlier vandalised an IMFL shop in a village where alcoholism was rampant.

The state ordered a probe by divisional commissioner but its report was not yet made public.

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First Published: Sun, June 18 2017. 21:02 IST