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Locals thrash Kamakhyanagar Sub-collector, Tehsildar

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Dhenkanal: The sub-collector and tehsildar of Kamakhyanagar were allegedly attacked and thrashed by locals today after their vehicle hit a cattle herd near Gengutia in Dhenkanal district.

As per sources, Sub-collector Kalpataru Behera and Tehsildar Saroj Swain were beaten up by locals and later they were admitted to Kamakhyanagar sub-divisional hospital after suffering various injuries.

The incident occurred when the vehicle in which the officials were travelling hit a cattle herd following which the herdsman attacked their vehicle with a stick. The Tehsildar came out of the vehicle and asked the herdsman to stop from doing so, afterwards 5 to 6 people gathered and beat them up.

The matter is being investigated by the Kamakhyanagar police after registering a case on the basis of the statement of the officials

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