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Women ransack liquor shop, attacked

Kendrapara : Women anti-liquor campaigners allegedly ransacked a liquor shop and were going to vandalise another, when they were assaulted by a mob injuring five of them in Kendrapara district, police said.

They campaigners were attacked at Olaver village under Rajkanika police station area after they vandalised a country liquor shop in the locality and were marching towards an India made foreign liquor (IMFL) shop.

“We have received reports of women anti-liquor activists causing damage to a country liquor unit. Report of attack on the campaigners has also been received by us. Police are investigating,” Kendrapara Superintendent of Police Dayanidhi Gochayat said.

Rajkanika area had hogged the limelight on March 8, 2015 for alleged police excesses on anti-liquor campaigners.

Police had allegedly lathi charged and opened fire injuring nine agitators who who earlier vandalised an IMFL shop in a village where alcoholism was rampant.

The state government ordered a probe by revenue divisional commissioner but its report was not yet made public.

—PTI