Orissa : One killed in police firing in Kalinga Nagar

Jajpur, May 12: At least one person was killed and several injured in police firing in Kalinga Nagar steel hub today.

The decaesed was identified as Laxman Jamuda, a resident of Chandia village. Police fired at least 10 rounds, sources said.

Police opened fire when villagers opposing establishment of a steel plant by Tata Steel and construction of a common corridor road in the locality came out to oppose the entry on policemen into their villages.

Officials in both the police and administration were tightlipped about the firing incident.

The leaders of Bisthapan Virodhi Janamanch were also not available for their comments.

Trouble had started in the area when hundreds of policemen raided Baligotha village in the area on March 30 and resorted to lathi-charge and firing injuring about 40 persons

(Kalinga Times, 12th May)