Irate Mob Ransacks Kalinga Stadium Ticket Counter; See Video

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Bhubaneswar: Tension ran high at Kalinga Stadium here Thursday morning as an irate mob ransacked the ticket counter after failing to get tickets for the inaugural ceremony of Men’s Hockey World Cup on November 27.

According to reports, few persons were in the queue before the ticket counter no-9 to avail tickets of the inaugural ceremony of the mega sporting event last night. However, the authorities today informed that the tickets are not available.

Enraged over this, the irate crowd tore down the posters, pulled down the barricades and vandalized the ticket counter set up near the stadium.

On being informed, police reached the spot and resorted to mild lathi-charge to pacify the irate mob.

Earlier, the authorities had announced that the tickets for the inaugural ceremony will be sold at counters on November 15, but the tickets for the event ran out within minutes triggering resentment among the crowd.

Notably, the Hockey World Cup is scheduled to begin from November 28 at the Kalinga Stadium.

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