Poll Violence in Odisha: Journalists face the wrath during rigging bid

Puri: As many as four journalists were attacked by locals while they were covering panchayat polls in Badhala panchayat under Kanasa block in Odisha’s Puri district, today.

The victims, identified as a reporter and a cameraman of News18 Odia channel and a reporter and a cameraman of News 7 channel, sustained injuries in the attack.

According to reports, the incident took place around 11 am when some people tried to rig a booth. As the four started covering the matter, the wrongdoers launched attack on the journalists.

They also damaged the journalists’ mobile phones, cameras and equipment required for live telecast.

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