Balianta, May 12: Tension prevailed in Balianta of Khordha district after the local resident ransacked a police van on Tuesday.
According to reports, a clash erupted among the residents of Sanabhainchua and Budhalo villages after some youths of Sanabhainchua villages passed derogatory comments on two youths of the Budhalo village. This resulted group clash.
On being informed, the Balianta police reached the spot and thrashed the local residents including women. Irate over police, excess action, the locals damaged the police van and detained few police personnel.
Later, the Balianta police station IIC reached the village and pacified the irate people.