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Odisha: BDO Attacked By Social Distancing Violators In Chhatrapur

21 May 2020


Berhampur: In an unruly incident, Chhatrapur Block Development Officer, Ambika Prasad Dash was attacked by a group in Telugu Nuagaon village under Agasti Nuagaon panchayat here.

The incident occurred on Wednesday afternoon when Dash was touring the temporary medical centre in that area. He spotted some local youths playing cricket.

These youths were violating social distancing norms. Dash intervened and advised the, to abide by the COVID-19 guidelines. However, instead of listening to the BDO, the youths attacked him.

Dash managed to escape and reported the matter to local police. SP Brijesh Rai today said that the prime accused in this case has been arrested and further search is on to nab others.

Ganjam district OAS officers association today submitted memorandum to the Collector and SP demanding action against all the culprits in this case.

Brijesh Kumar Rai, SP, Ganjam

Ambika Prasad Das, BDO, Chatrapur, Berhampur