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Tension in Jagatsinghpur as hyva driver beaten by goons

17/01/2019 at 10:00 AM

Bhubaneswar: Tension prevailed in Jagatsinghpur town as members of the Hyav Drivers’ Association sat on the road in protest against brutal attack on one of their colleagues at Alatala near under the Jagatsinghpur police limits early this morning.

According to reports, some goons attacked a hyva driver brutally and destroyed the vehicle after he denied giving extortion to them. They had also tried to burn him to death by pouring petrol on him. However, he was rescued by some locals.

Agitating hyva drivers have now blocked the Jagatsinghpur-Machhagaon main road at the Thana Chhak in protest against the attack and police inaction against goons.

The critically injured hyva driver has been admitted to the District Headquarters Hospital.

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