Berhampur: High tension prevailed near a temporary medical camp (TMC) at Sana Aryapalli village under Chhatrapur block in Ganjam district late last night after locals restricted entry of a group of returnees from Surat inside the quarantine centre.
As per sources over 50 people, including 11 from Aryapalli village reached the TMC in a bus after returning from Surat in a train. Tension prevailed in the area soon after when over hundred locals rushed to the spot and opposed entry of the returnees into the TMC.
When police personnel resorted to a mild lathicharge to take control over the situation, the locals retaliated by throwing stones at them. The crowd was in no mood to allow the returnees inside the TMC.