Mayurbhnaj: A group of tourists from West Bengal were attacked by locals at Sitakund in Similipal in Mayurbhnaj. A total of 12 persons from both the sides were injured in the clash.
Sources said the tension erupted after a group of local youths attack tourists for protesting obscene gestures. The injured persons were admitted to the Mayurbhanj District Headquarters Hospital at Baripada.
Sources said a total of 18 persons, including six men, seven women and seven children from West Bengal came to visit Simlipal National Park here today.
However, some men of the tourist group made some indecent comments at some local women triggering tension which later escalated to physical attack.