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Anti-displacement activists guarding Orissa village after clash

Jajpur (Orissa), May 13 (PTI) Anti-land acquisition agitators today kept a vigil over Chandia village in Kalinga Nagar steel hub, where a tribal died and 24 others were injured during a clash between protestors and police.

Activists and supporters of Bisthapan Birodhi Jana Manch (BBJM), the body protesting displacement of tribals, were guarding the village and not allowing anybody to enter, police said.

Meanwhile, the body of Laxman Jamuda (55), killed during the clash yesterday, was handed over to a relative after post-mortem, said his nephew Lalmohan.

Lalmohan alleged that the victim had bullet marks on his body. Police are tightlipped about the post-mortem report.

Local Congress leader and former minister Sarat Rout had gone to the village to express solidarity with the supporters and leaders of the Jana Manch. (PTI, 13th May 2010)