Kendrapara, June 21(LocalWire): Unidentified miscreants decapitated the statue of Biju Patnaik installed at Trinath Bazaar within Rajnagar police station limits in Kendrapara. The statue was installed in 2013.
The incident has evoked a strong reaction among the locals, and the police have registered an FIR against unknown persons based on a complaint by the Rajnagar block president of BJD Ashok Padhiari and others.
“We have filed a case under sections 506, 379, 506 and 34 of the Indian Penal Code and section 3 of The Prevention of Insults to National Honour Act, 1971 in this case and the police are investigating the case,” Rajnagar police station IIC Tapan Kumar Nayak said.
Locals and BJD supporters on Thursday staged a demonstration to protest at many places including Rajnagar, Pattamundai, and Kendrapada expressing their concern over the act of vandalism.
Protesters also blocked the road at Rajnagar demanding that the authorities take action quick against the miscreants. Security has been tightened at Rajnagar and other areas after this incident.