This must be an example of the famous “Christian persecution” in Orissa.
Rourkela, Oct 4 (PTI) Two persons were arrested for allegedly throwing beef at an idol of Goddess Laxmi at a community puja pandal in Orissa’s Sundargarh district today, police said.
Fransis Ekka and Ajit Munda were arrested for their alleged involvement in the incident at Bolonda village about 25 kms from here, they said.
According to police, the two men along with one of their friend had slaughtered a cow before throwing its meat on the idol.
Police have recovered about two kg of beef from the pandal.
Earleir, a large number of locales blocked a road for several hours to protest against the incident.
Security has been steeped up at the village to maintain law and order and efforts to nab the third culprit were on, police said.