Bhubaneswar: Tension prevailed in Kandhamal district’s Tumudibandha area this morning as locals blocked the road in protest against death of a prisoner in the district jail at Phulbani on Saturday.
According to reports, the prisoner, Laxman Naik, was killed in a bloody fight with a co-prisoner in the district jail compound on December 1. Laxman’s villagers have now blocked the road, demanding action against the culprit and erring jail personnel as well. They have also demanded adequate compensation for the deceased’s family.
Due to road blockade, hundreds of vehicles have stranded at Tumudibandha now. Police have rushed to the spot and are trying to placate the mob.