Balesor | Odisha| may 7 | Tehsildar Comes Under Attack For Raiding Last Rites Event Violating Covid Norms

Balesor | Odisha| may 7 | Tehsildar Comes Under Attack For Raiding Last Rites Event Violating Covid Norms

Balasore: A woman Tehsildar and her staff found themselves in the crosshairs after a group of people heckled and attacked them during a raid on a community feast at an…


Balasore: A woman Tehsildar and her staff found themselves in the crosshairs after a group of people heckled and attacked them during a raid on a community feast at an 11th day ritual being observed at Hinjili village in Odangi panchayat under Sadar police limits in the district on Thursday.

According to reports, a family at Hinjili village had arranged a feast for hundreds of people on 11th day rituals despite restrictions imposed against large gatherings at death and wedding related rituals in the wake of an upsurge in COVID cases.

Acting on a tip-off, Sadar Tehsildar Anamika Singh along with other staff rushed to the spot and raided the function directing the officials to seize the food items prepared for 500 people.

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Balasore: A woman Tehsildar and her staff found themselves in the crosshairs after a group of people heckled and attacked them during a raid on a community feast at an 11th day ritual being observed at Hinjili village in Odangi panchayat under Sadar police limits in the district on Thursday.

According to reports, a family at Hinjili village had arranged a feast for hundreds of people on 11th day rituals despite restrictions imposed against large gatherings at death and wedding related rituals in the wake of an upsurge in COVID cases.

Acting on a tip-off, Sadar Tehsildar Anamika Singh along with other staff rushed to the spot and raided the function directing the officials to seize the food items prepared for 500 people.

Following the crackdown, members and relatives of the host gheraoed the officer and staff and heckled them. They also allegedly exchanged heated arguments and attacked them with sticks. The clash continued for quite some time.

On being informed, Collector, Sub-collector Iswar Asis Patil, local police IIC Khyama Sagar Panda reached the spot. The irate people immediately fled the spot on the arrival of top officials and police.

The Tehsildar later lodged a complaint based on which police detained the accused but released them a day after.

On the other hand, the Tehsildar expressed displeasure over police inaction against law breakers and staged a dharna today.

However, she withdrew her strike following Balasore SP Sudhansu Sekhar Mishra’s assurance of strict action against the accused.

Denying soft peddling allegations by Singh, Mishra said, “Nobody was released by the police. It is a communication gap, which the Tehsildar took it otherwise. The fact is that one among the detainees developed some Covid symptoms. Arrangements have been made for his RT-PCR test. Another is still in the police custody.”

There is some special procedure to arrest women accused, which is being followed. Anyone who has been named in the complaint will not be spared, Mishra added.

A case has already been registered based on the complaint by the tehsildar,

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Coronavirus | Odisha Report New cases 8,681 And 14 Deaths in 24 hour | 2021 | Covid-19 |

Bhubaneswar: The Covid-19 single-day count in Odisha breached 8000-mark for the second time in three days when 8,681 people tested positive for Coronavirus infection and 14 patients succumbed to the disease in the last 24 hours, informed a data released by the State Health and Family Welfare (H&FW) Department on Friday.

It may be noted that the State had reported 8,386 on April 28 and 6,998 cases on April 29, respectively. Today’s figure is the highest one-day surge since the break of the pandemic in the State.

With this, the positive tally in the State surged to 4,44,194‬ while the death toll stood at 2,043. Odisha currently has 61,698 cases, while 3,80,400 patients have recovered from the disease, added the H&FW Department.

Of the new cases reported from 30 districts, 4948 were detected from various quarantine centres, and the rest 3,733 were detected during contact tracing, said a data released by the State Information and Public Relations Department.

Three each deaths were registered in Koraput and Sundargarh, two each in Rayagada and Khordha, and one each in Sambapur, Nabarangpur, Kalahandi and Ganjam, informed the State H&FW Department.

Khordha district, of which state capital Bhubaneswar is a part, reported the maximum number of new cases at 1,408, followed by Sundergarh at 745, Cuttack at 570, Puri 514.

At least 19 other districts recorded more than 100 cases. Those are- Balangir (459), Bargarh (423), Angul (419), Jharsuguda (411), Sambalpur (410), Nabarangpur (368), Jajpur (321), Nuapada (304), Mayurbhanj (220), Ganjam (198), Kalahandi (195), Nayagarh (160), Balasore (155), Rayagada (151), Keonjhar (148) Gajapati (125), Koraput (113), Bhadrak (103) and Deogarh (102).

Other districts which reported less than 100 cases are- Sonepur (98), Kendrapada (85), Boudh (57), Kandhamal (54), Malkangiri (34), Dhenkanal (33) and Jagatsinghpur (21).

As many as 1,00,86,656 samples were tested in the state so far, including 45,452on Thursday. The coastal state’s positivity rate stands at 4.4 per cent.

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