Eight Injured As Two Families Clash Over Land Dispute in Sonepur

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Tarabha: As many as eight persons including three women were injured after a violent scuffle broke out between two families at Kumbharamunda village under Tarabha police station in Sonepur district over a land dispute.

According to sources, a long-standing dispute prevails between the family of Abhimanyu Meher of Runjafatamunda village under Kamsara police out- post 14 km from Tarabha, and the family of Narottam Mishra of Kumbharmunda village for more than four years over a piece of land. A case (64/21) over the matter is also sub-judice with the Tarbha JMFC Court.

However, at around 6.30 pm this evening both the families entered into a violent clash following which members of both sides sustained injuries.

The injured have been identified as Abhimanyu Meher (60), Gangadhar Meher (31), Makunds Meher (35), Lakshmi Meher (35), Kuni Meher (32), Doleshwari Barik (35), Narottam Mishra (65) and Madhusudan Bedbagh (65) were seriously injured in the scuffle and were initially rushed to Tarbha Hospital for first-aid.

Later, all were shifted to Bhima Bhoi Medical College & Hospital in Bolangir for further treatment, sources said.

Reportedly, Tarbha SI Jajati Keshari Sahu, SI Arakshita Majhi, ASI Nimai Charan Barik and Kamsara Out-Post In-Charge Gajanan Behera are at Runjafatamunda village to maintain law and order while ASI Anil Behera is monitoring the injured ones at the hospital.

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