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.