Tourist attacked by photographers in Puri, hospitalised


Puri: A tourist was attacked by a group of photographers at Puri sea beach on Saturday when family members were man handled following a dispute over photography fee payment.

The injured has been identified as Balaram Mahalik of Jajpur district.

According to reports, Balaram was on a visit to the religious town last afternoon along with his family. He had reportedly got some photographs clicked by a photographer available at the beach. However, a verbal duel erupted between the two sides over payment and turned ugly, following which around 10 to 20 photographers attacked Balaram and his family members.

The victim sustained critical head injury in the attack and was rushed to Puri Hospital by his family members.

The Sea Beach Police has launched investigation registering a case in the incident.

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