Clash erupts between nomad groups in Cuttack


Cuttack: Tension prevailed in Jagatpur area after two groups of nomads (banjaras), who are staying under the Jagatput Flyover Bridge, entered into a violent clash on Sunday.

According to sources, the nomads started hurling glass bottles and stones at each other over some issues causing damage to several vehicles parked in the Golei Chakk.

The glasses of several cars and bike were completely shattered as the hurling of stones and bottles continued for about two hours. Besides, people were also seen running here and there to save themselves.

Even though some locals informed the police, no policemen showed up. Later, the locals drove the nomads away and threatened them to leave the area, said a source.

Expressing dismay over police inaction in curbing the nomad menace in the area, the locals said that such situation would reoccur if the nomads are not shifted from the area.

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