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One held for keeping meat on chariot during Ratha Jatra

Thursday, Aug 11, 2016,11:49 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

Balasore (Odisha) | A man was arrested for allegedly placing a carry bag containing meat on a chariot during the Ratha Jatra festival last month near Remuna in the Balasore district, police said today.

The accused is from Somnathpur village near Balasore and a number of criminal cases are pending against him including rape, Superintendent of Police Niti Sekhar said. In the early morning of July 14, a priest had found a plastic carry bag containing meat in the corner of the chariot.

The incident had evoked large scale resentment among the local people who staged a road blockade.