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Odisha town tense after severed cow heads found in temple

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Reported by Malay Ray
Rourkela, September 15:

Tension prevailed in Bisra area of  Odisha’s Sundargarh district after the severed heads of two cows were found hanging in front of two temples and two cow skulls in Sarana Puja field area on Tuesday morning.

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Five platoons of police forces have been deployed on the spot as hundreds of locals gathered on the spot and staged a road blockade on the Bondamunda-Bisra road. Senior police officials are camping in the area to prevent the situation from going out of hand.

“We are keeping a close watch on the situation. Senior police officials are at the protest site and are trying to convince the protesters to lift the blockade. Our  efforts are also on to nab the culprits who are involved in this case,” said S.C.Jamadar, Additional SP, Rourkela.

Tension ran high after two severed cow heads were seen hanging on the grill of Hanuman Temple and Maa Sitala temple, both located on the Bisra main road area only four hundred meters away from each other, on Tuesday morning.

A little later, two cow head skulls also were noticed lying on Sarana Puja field area, which is near these two temple.

 

The priests of the both the temples did not open the gates of these two temples and no rituals were performed in the two temples today.

Significantly, Tuesday being a special day for offering Puja to Lord Hanuman, a large number of devotees had thronged both the temples.

Soon, hundreds of locals staged a road blockade on Bisra-Bondamunda main road at the entrance point of Bisra town area, demanding the immediate arrest of the culprits responsible for the heinous act. The entire Bisra market was also closed and all activities in Bisra area also came to a grinding halt as result of the protest. The protesters have threatened to continue their blockade till the culprits are arrested.