Bhubaneswar: Tension prevailed in two villages under Raighar block in Nabarangpur district as a dispute over a graveyard mounted and villagers indulged in a quarrel.
According to reports, two villages Dhatrapara and Patrakoti has a dispute over a cremation ground for long. On Wednesday, villagers of Patrakoti took a dead body to the graveyard for cremation, to which villagers of Dhatrapara opposed. Since then, villagers of Patrapara have kept the body and blocked the Raighar main road.
Vehicular movement has been fully disrupted for the last 20 hours. Locals have also closed shops and bazaars in protest.
Though the local Tehisildar and police went to the spot and held discussions with villagers of both the villages, yet dispute has not ended yet. Patrakoti villagers have insisted that a particular area be demarcated for their village as a permanent solution to the dispute.