Lidinga Lohra (ଲିଡିଙ୍ଗ ଲୋହରା) of 70 years old of Bhatajhari (ଭଟାଜରି) village in Lanjigarh panchayat of Kalahandi came to the panchayat office to collect his monthly allowance. On his way home, he was attacked by bees.
Hearing this news, relatives reportedly rushed him to the Lanjigarh health centre in critical condition. As per the information he did not receive a one-month allowance, his wife Janak Lohra (65 years old) also did not receive a two-month allowance.
Lidinga for the allowance has been running for almost a month, running to banks and panchayats. He came to Lanjigarh panchayat on Thursday to inquire about the matter. He was waiting for the panchayat executive officer till the evening and after that stayed at night at his relative’s house in Lanjigarh Colony.
Yesterday morning when he was going to his village, this bee attack incident took place near the Lanjigarh Bhairav temple at around 10 am. According to sources, there are more than 325 beneficiaries of old age, widows and disabled people in 10 villages of Lanjigarh panchayat.
There is growing dissatisfaction with the fact that they do not receive regular allowances. While no response was received from the PEO, Mr Senapati, a delegation including Lanjigarh Sarpanch Saraswati Munda and Additional Sarpanch Hari Tandi met BDO Jitendra Mishra yesterday and complained that the beneficiaries had not received the allowance.