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Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Balangir, Oct 11:

Several tribals and non-tribals clashed over animal sacrifice at Mathakhai temple in Odisha’s Balangir district today.

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Though police rushed to the spot to take the situation under control, a scuffle ensued between the cops and the two groups. A senior police official was reportedly injured in the incident.

The puja and other rituals started after Balangir SP and Collector reached the spot.

Notably, police forces were deployed in the area since yesterday in a bid to avoid any untoward incident.