2 dead at Odisha's Kalahandi after police lathi-charged protesters at Vedanta aluminium plant

2 dead at Odisha's Kalahandi after police lathi-charged protesters at Vedanta aluminium plant

Kalahandi (Odisha), Mar 19 (ANI): Around two people died and several others got injured after police lathi-charged protesters at Odisha's Kalahandi on Monday. This incident took place at Vedanta Aluminium Plant which is located at Lanjigarh area in Kalahandi district. The protesters demanded employment for themselves. As per the information from the police officials, the two dead-one protester and one Odisha Industrial Security Force (OISF) personnel succumbed to their injuries laterwards. Thousands of unemployed youths agitated in front of Vedanta Aluminium plant demanding employment. This agitation soon became violent and the OISF personnel resorted to lathi-charge to disperse the agitators. More than 20 persons were injured and admitted to hospitals at Langigarh, Biswanathpur and Bhawanipatana. Due to tension in the area, the district administration of Kalahandi has imposed Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC).

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