Balasore, Oct 14 (LocalWire): A 72-year-old man was killed and 10 others seriously injured after a dispute led to a clash among villagers of Katramahal village in Balasore district today, police said.
The clash ensued after Bhanu Dalei encroached a portion of land of the village UGME school and was objected by the village head Ramachandra Giri, school management committee, Laxmidhar Swain and others.
Villagers protested against the construction and Bhanu Dalei and his four sons attacked the villagers. Ramchandra Giri died while others were seriously injured in the pitched battle.
All the injured are being treated at the district headquarters hospital here. Following the incident there was palpable tension in the area and police was deployed in the village.
An inquiry into the incident is continuing, police said.