Kendrapara: In an incident of a disrespectful act, a statue of former Odisha Chief Minister Biju Patnaik located near Trinath Bazar under Rajnagar block in Kendrapara district was allegedly vandalised on Tuesday evening.
According to sources, passersby spotted the statue with its head missing last evening. It was then suspected that the head was broken by miscreants.
Tension sparked in the locality as locals, who were fumed over the incident, blocked Pattamundai-Rajnagar road at Trinath Bazar by burning tyres.
The agitators demanded immediate actions against the accused miscreants responsible behind the hooliganism.
While vehicular traffic was affected due to the agitation, local police reached the spot pacified locals. The cops also assured immediate action regarding the incident, sources said.