Bhadrak: As many as eight servitors of Akhandalamani Temple in Odisha’s Bhadrak district sustained injuries in an acid attack following a clash between two groups of sevayats last night.
According to reports, a dispute ensued between the two groups of servitors yesterday morning over performing puja for some devotees. It later took an ugly turn as a group threw acid on the sevayats of another group.
The eight victims were admitted to Bhadrak district headquarters hospital for treatment. Five of them were later shifted to SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack as their condition deteriorated.
The Dhusuri police have arrested two servitors in this connection.