Four hurt as two families clash over land dispute

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Balasore: Four persons including two women were injured in a violent clash between two families over a land dispute at Sarangapur village under Bahanaga block in Balasore district today.

The injured have been identified as Gouranga Patra, wife Madhuri, son Saroj and daughter Asha.

According to sources, Gouranga was allegedly attacked by one Mana Patra and his family who wanted the former to leave the land allotted by the government.

When Gouranga’s family members rushed to help him, Mana along with 8-10 persons attacked the former’s family members with sharp weapons, injuring them critically.

On intimation, police reached the spot and initiated a probe into the matter, sources said.

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