Trampled: One person was trampled to death by an elephant in Nilgiri area on Balasore district on Wednesday night. The deceased has been identified as Hati Singh (72) of Ganapati Sahi village under Berhampur police station. Range officer Kuldhia Rabinarayan Mohapatra said the deceased’s family would get compensation as per guidelines.
Road blockade: Enraged people staged a road blockade disrupting connectivity between Chandaneswar and Jaleswar in Balasore district after the death of a woman in the local government hospital in the post delivery period. The mob also locked the hospital. Sunita Das (30) of Sanasbard died after delivering a male child in the afternoon.
Death anniversary: Rich tributes were paid to litterateur Bhagirathi Patro on his 11th death anniversary in Nawarangpur. Collector Yamini Sarangi and former member of Odisha Sahitya Academi Mr Jemamani Bissoyi attended the function which was chaired by president of district bar association, Mr N Ahmed. On the occasion, Mr Kurtibas Nayak, station director, All India Radio (AIR), Jeypore, was felicitated with Bhagirathi Samman.