10 January 2020
Bhubaneswar: Around 25 masked miscreants, armed with blunt weapons attacked petty traders at Market Building here yesterday evening. As a result, today Commisenerate Police have apprehended 18 suspects and have also seized five bikes so far.
A number of street vendors sustained injuries and property was destroyed as a result of the attack.
According to reports, the miscreants showed up at Market Building's street vending zone at around 7 pm, ransacked some shops and assaulted the owners. The reason behind the attack is yet to be ascertained.
Police rushed to the spot and shifted the injured persons to Capital Hospital. "We had no time to react to the attack. The youths were armed and attacked everything that came in their way and fled from the spot," a street vendor said.
Police said that the version of the victims is being recorded and basing on the eye-witnesses' account action will be initiated. Further investigation is on.